Employment Law

Business group meetingToday’s workplace, especially in this down economy, is fraught with potential liability and complex state and federal rules and regulations, including anti-discrimination statutes, wage and hour laws, and employee/independent contractor determinations. We have amassed a strong record of success initiating and defending claims for discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations both in state and federal court, before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and before other state and federal agencies. Our founding partner was co-counsel in one of the largest Massachusetts national origin discrimination judgments of $1.36 Million. We also work closely with businesses to ensure the security of their proprietary information, trade secrets and customer relationships through the crafting of well-tailored non-compete and non-disclosure contracts, trade secret litigation, and the aggressive enforcement of covenants not to compete.

Representative Matters:

• Counsel in national origin employment discrimination jury trial, obtaining $1.36 Million judgment against Fleet Bank, including $600,000 in punitive damages

• Represent banks in MCAD and EEOC proceedings involving gender, national origin, sexual orientation and race discrimination

• Litigation involving covenants not to compete and trade secrets