Employment Law and Litigation

Our comprehensive employment law practice involves representation of individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses.  We handle discrimination and harassment litigation in state and federal court and at administrative agencies, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and have successfully litigated claims of sex, race, age and disability discrimination.  We have represented many academics, both faculty and administrators, employed at local area colleges and universities in a variety of employment claims.

We have obtained judgments or substantial settlements in cases ranging from race discrimination against the Massachusetts State Police to age discrimination cases against high-tech companies to sex discrimination cases on behalf of women working in non-traditional roles.  At the same time, we understand that litigation may not be the best method of resolving an employment dispute and regularly utilize other techniques, including mediation, to obtain the results sought by our clients in a less costly and more efficient manner.

We negotiate severance agreements and employment contracts, including non-competition agreements, with the same skill and knowledge of the issues that we bring to litigation.  We devote substantial time to counseling both employees and employers to resolve potential litigation matters.  We also review employment policies and procedures and offer trainings for employees with respect to discrimination and harassment law.