Employment Law

Employment Law

Led by partners Donald C. Keavany, Jr. and John A. Mavricos, the attorneys at CHWM represent both employers and employees in a wide variety of Employment Litigation cases. In some of our most notable Employment Litigation cases, we have:

  • Enforced rights of employers against employees violating obligations under various non-competition, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. Attorney Responsible: John A. MavricosAndrew P. DiCenzo
  • Defended both employers and officers charged with wrongfully terminating employees and interfering with their advantageous contractual relations. Attorney Responsible: John A. MavricosAndrew P. DiCenzo
  • Defended employers and officers charged with violations of Massachusetts Wage Act. Attorney Responsible: John A. Mavricos
  • Successfully defended companies and small businesses against discrimination claims brought by former employees before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany, Jr.
  • Defended employees accused of violating obligations to former employers including obligations under non-competition agreements. Attorney Responsible: John A. MavricosAndrew P. DiCenzo
  • Won jury verdict for accountant charged with breaching written non-competition agreement with former accounting practice. Attorney Responsible: John A. Mavricos
  • Obtained injunction preventing employee from working for competitor in violation of non-competition agreement. Attorney Responsible: John A. Mavricos
  • Negotiated numerous severance agreements for both employers and employees in termination cases. Attorney Responsible: John A. MavricosDonald C. Keavany, Jr.Andrew P. DiCenzo
  • Resolved claims on behalf of contractor with attorney general’s office concerning alleged failure to pay prevailing wages. Attorney Responsible: John A. Mavricos
  • Won maximum recovery for injured employee in silicosis case against multiple former employers where employee was unable to identify where in the course of his work history he contracted silicosis. Attorney Responsible: John A. Mavricos
  • Convinced Massachusetts Appeals Court to affirm trial court’s decision to apply the collateral source rule to a plaintiff’s receipt of a pension in an employment discrimination case. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany, Jr.
  • Persuaded Massachusetts Appeals Court to affirm the trial court’s granting of summary judgment ordering the reinstatement of a former municipal police officer. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany, Jr.
  • Withstood challenge in the First Circuit to verdict in favor of beneficiary who was denied benefits under ERISA law. Attorney Responsible: John A. Mavricos

Wrongful Termination

  • Obtained settlement in excess of $2,000,000 on behalf of a physician in a wrongful termination case under HCQIA. Attorney Responsible: David A. Wojcik
  • Successfully represented a wrongfully terminated insurance executive resulting in a settlement of approximately $750,000. Attorney Responsible: David A. WojcikDonald C. Keavany,Jr
  • Represented former employee of multi-million dollar insurance company in wrongful termination lawsuit resulting in large settlement. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany,Jr
  • Handled appeal of corporate officer accused of wrongful termination in violation of public policy. Attorney Responsible: John A. Mavricos

Sexual Harassment

  • Represented Manager of large utility company who was the target of sexual orientation harassment and discrimination by members of a union during a labor dispute. Successfully pursued a discrimination claim against the union and its members before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and in federal court, which ultimately resulted in a significant settlement for the plaintiff. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany,Jr
  • Represented numerous employees alleging gender, maternity, age discrimination, and sexual harassment claims before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany,Jr

Retaliation

  • Represented terminated employee in retaliation claim against a state agency resulting in a final judgment in excess of $1,000,000. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany,Jr
  • Represented employees in negotiations with employers regarding severance agreements. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany,Jr
  • Successfully defended companies and small businesses against discrimination claims brought by former employees before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany,Jr.
  • Represented employees in retaliation claim against a state agency resulting in a final judgment in excess of $1,000,000. Attorney Responsible: Donald C. Keavany,Jr.

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