is entitled to a judgment for the full amount of the relief claimed. The plaintiff must still
prove how much of the judgment prayed for in the complaint he is entitled to receive.”
(Internal quotation marks omitted.) Murray v. Taylor, supra, 65 Conn. App., 334, 335.
As I have previously held in Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities ex rel.
DiMicco v. Neil Roberts, Inc., 2006 WL 4753466 (CHRO No. 0420438, September 12,
2006), the inclusion of a claim under General Statutes § 46a-58 (a) in the complaint
affidavit of an employment discrimination case, allows me to convert federal claims (as
were made here) into claims under Connecticut law, and to award damages for
emotional distress pursuant to General Statutes § 46a-86 (c). My finding in DiMicco (as
in the case before me now) was made in reliance on Commission on Human Rights &
Opportunities ex rel. Tina Saddler v. Margaret Landry dba Superior Agency, 2006 WL
4753474 (CHRO No. 0450057, May 23, 2006), which in turn was predicated on the
findings made by the Connecticut Supreme Court in Commission on Human Rights &
Opportunities v. Board of Education of the Town of Cheshire, 270 Conn. 665 (2004).
While the complainant offered no expert or corroborative testimony to support her claim
for damages for emotional distress, a complainant need not present medical testimony,
and, in fact, her own testimony may suffice. Schanzer v. United Technologies Corp.,
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