We represent both employers and employees in proceedings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries, the Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training and the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, as well as related claims brought in state and federal court. We also represent senior-level executives in negotiating executive employment agreements and severance agreements. We work closely with our corporate clients in developing employee policy manuals, employment agreements (confidentiality and non-compete agreements, disciplinary forms, and termination agreements), ensuring compliance with various employment laws (COBRA, OSHA and anti-discrimination laws), and helping to devise employment policies to maximize production and minimize the risk and expense arising out of potential employee claims.
Apsey v. GKA, Inc. and David Kreutzer, MCAD No. 97-BEM-1115 - We successfully represented an employee in a sexual harassment hearing at MCAD against her former employer and the company President, resulting in an award of $75,000 plus attorneys' fees and a $10,000 civil penalty.
Minority Shareholder and Executive Employment - Wrongful Termination- We represented a minority shareholder in litigation against his former company, resulting in a settlement of approximately $1,000,000.
Wrongful Discharge of Senior Executive- We recently represented a senior executive in an employment dispute resulting in a severance agreement and payment of approximately $450,000.
Wrongful Discharge of Physician- We represented a physician in a dispute with her employer, resulting in severance agreement and payment of approximately $200,000.