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

Not So Fast: A Cautionary Tale Regarding “Mistakes” In Employment Agreements

By Brian J. MacDonough on July 20, 2021
Document reading "Employment Agreement" with a pen on top of it
Consider the following fact pattern: Employer makes the decision to terminate a senior-level Executive. This is a without cause termination...

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

Top Five to Ten
When we published our February newsletter, COVID-related closures were still commonplace, vaccines were only first making their way to the...

3 Discrimination Takeaways From The Latest High Court Term

By Sherin and Lodgen on July 07, 2021
Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber, senior associate in the firm’s Employment Department and president of Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), was quoted...

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...