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Christopher S. Avcollie

Managing Attorney

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Christopher S. Avcollie concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law and litigation. He has represented numerous individual clients by negotiating severance agreements, non-competition agreements, licensing agreements, and other employment and business contracts. Christopher S. Avcollie has also developed expertise in employment litigation matters including breach of employment contract, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, civil service claims, employment discrimination, FMLA violations, and First Amendment retaliation claims.  Christopher S. Avcollie focuses on understanding his clients’ needs and delivering cost-effective results.

Christopher S. Avcollie is admitted to practice in Connecticut state courts and in the District of Connecticut. He was born and raised in Naugatuck, Connecticut and currently resides in Middlebury. Christopher S. Avcollie earned his undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Connecticut in 2002 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is also a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2008. Christopher S. Avcollie is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a Military Police Officer.

Published Blog Posts

Marijuana Laws and the American Workplace

By Chris Avcollie, “It’s sorta’ legal…but not totally legal at work dude!” The legal landscape for marijuana use has changed… Continue reading Marijuana Laws and the American Workplace

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The Law of Retaliation At Work: Blind Injustice in the Workplace

By Chris Avcollie, In the ancient world, the law of “An eye for an eye…a tooth for a tooth…” or… Continue reading The Law of Retaliation At Work: Blind Injustice in the Workplace

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The De Minimis Value of Religious Freedoms At Work

By Chris Avcollie In one of my blogs in 2020, I addressed the curious legal disparity between individual religious expression… Continue reading The De Minimis Value of Religious Freedoms At Work

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You Have the Right to Counsel At Work

By Chris Avcolie, If you are like me, you have seen countless police dramas on television and at the movies.… Continue reading You Have the Right to Counsel At Work

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Fear Itself : The Causes And Costs Of Workplace Fear

By Chris Avcollie Iconic children’s television host Fred Rogers famously said, “Anything that is human is mentionable, and anything that… Continue reading Fear Itself : The Causes And Costs Of Workplace Fear

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Why Do I Need To Understand Workplace Legal Issues?

By Chris Avcollie, The phrase, “knowledge is power,” often attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, is frequently quoted but inadequately heeded… Continue reading Why Do I Need To Understand Workplace Legal Issues?

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