Are you facing problems at work, such as discrimination, harassment, performance issues, termination, or workplace conflict? If you believe your workplace rights have been violated, we can assist.
Our Boston legal team is known for being tenacious fighters, and for standing up to major institutions and government agencies in Massachusetts. We have helped employees succeed in some of the most hotly contested cases against universities, government agencies, and hospitals, raising claims of sexual harassment, systemic race and gender discrimination, and pregnancy and caregiver discrimination.A Rigorous and Thoughtful Approach
We represent workers at all levels and across diverse professions. After assessing your unique needs and goals, we research the facts and the law and think carefully and creatively about how to frame and advance your legal claims to achieve the best outcome. Because of our extensive trial experience, we are always prepared to take a case all the way through trial, if necessary.Across Full Spectrum of Employment Matters
In both litigation and negotiation, we represent individuals who have been subjected to unlawful employment practices, including:
- Discrimination or harassment based on race, gender, age, disability, pregnancy, caregiver status, ethnicity, national origin, and sexual orientation
- Equal pay and other wage violations
- Wrongful termination
- Whistleblower violations
- Violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Workplace retaliation
We have successfully represented employees in many different types of cases, through litigation, negotiation, and counseling. Our litigation experience spans state and federal courts, as well as administrative bodies, such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission.
We have won substantial jury verdicts in Massachusetts state and federal courts, including nearly $11 million, $7.6 million, and $2.2 million jury verdicts in employment discrimination and retaliation cases. When a trial could be avoided, we have negotiated many six- and seven-figure settlements after filing lawsuits on behalf of our client prior to going to trial.
In addition to our litigation practice, we also review employment documents for executives (including contracts, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements) and negotiate with employers on behalf of our clients. While less public victories, these successes have helped clients negotiate higher salaries or better benefits, keep their jobs, improve their job conditions, or, where necessary, increase their severance packages when they leave a job.A Higher Purpose
Advocating for individuals is only part of our mission. We also work to improve the law for all Massachusetts workers by submitting friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs in state and federal appellate cases, leading panels and talks on novel employment law issues, and serving as officers of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, where they work with other plaintiffs’ attorneys to improve legal protections for employees.Ready to Help You
If you have been terminated from your job in violation of your rights, have had your wages unlawfully withheld, or need advice or counseling on a severance agreement or other workplace matter, call an employment attorney at our Boston firm at 617-742-6020 or complete our contact form to get in touch with us.