Brian J. MacDonough quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on the McDonnell Douglas framework
Brian J. MacDonough, partner in the firm’s Employment Law Department, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on the McDonnell Douglas framework and its use in discrimination cases. The article, “SJC: Jury must hear officer’s handicap discrimination claim,” discusses the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Gannon v. City of Boston.
From the article:
Brian J. MacDonough of Boston agreed that Gannon does a good job placing the McDonnell Douglas framework into a proper context.
“The SJC is reiterating that this isn’t a rigid model for all discrimination cases,” MacDonough said. “McDonnell Douglas is not a one-size-fits-all test.”
But MacDonough rejected the suggestion that Gannon somehow opens the proverbial floodgates to handicap discrimination cases.
“At the end of the day, the ultimate burden of proof is still on the employee,” he said.
Read the full article from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly here.