Practice Areas

Employment Litigation

When employment disputes arise, clients turn to our litigation attorneys for assistance in high-level, complex litigation work. Our attorneys have significant experience representing clients in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies in Massachusetts and other states including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Our representation includes pursuing and defending clients in matters concerning:

  • Non-competition and restrictive covenants
  • Trade secret disputes
  • Executive and professional termination disputes, including those in arbitration
  • Disputes between partners and shareholders in closely held corporations
  • Discrimination, sexual harassment, disability and leave issues, including those under Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Wrongful termination and retaliation claims
  • Whistleblower disputes

David I. Brody quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on judicial estoppel and enforcement of settlement agreements

By Sherin and Lodgen on June 10, 2020
David I. Brody, partner in the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on June 10, 2020. The article,...

The CARES Act and Your Compensation: What Every Executive Should Know

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on April 17, 2020
Signed into law on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) provides access...

First, take a deep breath: Advice from Brian J. MacDonough on how executives can protect themselves during trying times

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 13, 2020
During trying times, now more than most, executives can expect their decisions and actions to be closely scrutinized, sometimes fairly...

Sticks and Stones May Break Bones, But Words May Constitute Unlawful Discrimination

By Brian J. MacDonough on February 26, 2020
speaking bubbles with curse words inside
In recent months, there have been several news stories about the legal implications of inappropriate and/or offensive language in our...

But I Would Have Earned It – Treble Damages for Lost Wages

By David I. Brody on February 26, 2020
magnifying glass up to a coin
The Massachusetts Wage Act provides strong protections for employees, including, for example, making it unlawful for employers to withhold an...