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

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

By Brian J. MacDonough on February 26, 2020
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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
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The Massachusetts Wage Act provides strong protections for employees, including, for example, making it unlawful for employers to withhold an...

Unequal Bargaining Power and Hardship May Make a Post-Employment Restriction Unenforceable: New Guidance from Massachusetts’ Highest Court

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on February 26, 2020
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On October 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Non-Competition Act, MGL c. 149, sec. 21, went into effect. Without a doubt, the...

The “Top Five Cases” We Watched in 2019

By David I. Brody on January 03, 2020
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As we kick off the new decade, we're wrapping up the top five cases and topics of importance to executives...

David I. Brody quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on potential liability for ‘OK Boomer’ in the workplace

By Sherin and Lodgen on December 09, 2019
David I. Brody, associate in the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in the December 5th issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW). His...