Employment is among the most expansive, complex and mercurial areas of the law, with ever-changing federal and state statutes, local ordinances and regulations, and new judicial decisions affecting the workplace on a constant basis. Practitioners must be abreast of and vigilant as to these changes, maintaining a deep understanding of the underlying laws and decisions and how they affect both our clients and the counsel we provide. Firm attorneys recognize that every employment case is unique, and utilize a triage approach to identify a client’s goals, resources, and ideal resolution. Firm attorneys then work to develop a strategy designed to achieve maximum results in the timeliest fashion. In some circumstances, an early settlement is advisable, in others a judicial verdict is recommended (and all points in between). Alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration, is often the best and most cost-effective approach.
When litigation becomes necessary, firm attorneys are aggressive, with the benefit of years of experience prosecuting and defending claims in state and federal court, as well as in administrative tribunals such as those of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Division of Unemployment Assistance, the Industrial Accidents Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Firm attorneys are versed in claims involving wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, discrimination (age, gender, handicap, national origin, and sexual orientation), breach of contract, enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, as well as violations of the following state and federal statutes: