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

Offer Letter vs. Employment Agreement, Does it Matter?

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on April 05, 2021
Man offering pen to sign document
Are the terms of an offer letter enforceable? If the offer is accepted, the answer is usually a resounding “yes,”...

Nancy S. Shilepsky and Brian J. MacDonough published in Law360 on the application of the doctrine of the ministerial exception

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 01, 2021
A bronze color statue of a blindfolded woman holding a justice scale up in front of her with her left hand, and a sword in her right.
Nancy S. Shilepsky, partner in the firm’s Employment Department, and Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the department, were published in Law360 on March...

Discrimination Alert: Most Employees of Religious Institutions Remain Protected, At Least for Now

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on March 09, 2021
Wooden gavel resting on its end on a wooden table in front of an open law book conceptual of a judge or courtroom.
On March 5, 2021, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (the SJC), issued a decision that prevents religious institutions from...

Non-Competition Agreements: The Material Change Doctrine is Alive and Well

By Brian J. MacDonough on February 19, 2021
For years now, it seems that every annual “hot topics & trends” list within the legal and business community has...

Our “Top Five to Ten” List of Important Recent and Upcoming Cases

By Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber on February 19, 2021
A blue circle with binoculars on a black background.
As we turn the page on 2020, we offer a brief look back at several significant employment decisions over the...