Pinkham Busny protects its clients’ interests in a wide range of employment matters, including:
- litigating wrongful termination and discrimination claims,
- non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality disputes,
- Wage Act claims and disputes over the proper classification of workers.
We have represented public and private companies and senior executives and employees in administrative proceedings before:
- the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination,
- the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
- the Department of Labor,
- the Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
- New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights,
- New York State Division of Human Rights,
- Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities,
- and in court in state and federal courts in cases filed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Connecticut.
We appreciate the particular toll that employment litigation can take and in every case, and develop a strategy that will resolve the matter to our client’s advantage in the most effective and expeditious way possible. Not every case settles – and we’re prepared to try cases through to judgment, and have done so in:
- age and gender discrimination cases,
- sexual harassment and hostile work environment cases,
- and disparate treatment and equal pay cases, among others.
We also counsel our corporate clients on a daily basis in all areas of employment law, including hiring, firing, performance reviews, employee handbooks and personnel policies, compliance with state and federal laws in the areas of disability, maternity leave, military leave, family and medical leave and civil rights. We provide clients with non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements at the inception of an employment relationship and severance agreements when that relationship comes to an end. We provide clients with training in the areas of sexual harassment prevention and diversity. We conduct investigations into the sensitive allegations of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination. We appreciate that clients want to focus on their business, and our advice allows them to do just that.