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  • Wrongful Termination: When Should You Call a Lawyer?

    Apr 1, 2017

    Wrongful termination- do you have a claim? When should you call a lawyer about a wrongful termination claim? You may have received a written warning or a performance improvement plan. You may have a new supervisor and communication has broken down. There’s been a merger or acquisition and you are suddenly not needed anymore. You are anxiously awaiting the bad news – and it could happen any day.  Or maybe you’ve already lost your job. You’ve been restructured out or laid off or told there are performance problems.  When should you call a lawyer? wrongful terminatio

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  • Performance Improvement Plans

    Jul 27, 2015

    If you’ve been given a performance improvement plan (also known as a PIP) at work, you know you’ve reached a critical point in your employment. What Are Performance Improvement Plans? Performance improvement plans typically document and identify what your manager believes is poor performance.  If you’ve received one, it likely states areas where your manager thinks you are not performing as expected.  It may say that you haven’t mastered certain skills, or you need to change certain behaviors at work.  You may receive a PIP if you’ve been having a confli

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  • Can An Employee beTerminated Without Notice in Massachusetts?

    Aug 31, 2011

    Can An Employee Be Terminated Without Notice?                                                terminated without notice Here’s the question: Can an employee be terminated without notice?  Is the employee entitled to severance pay or any additional type of pay upon termination? Can an employee be terminated without notice where the employer states that the employee is unreliable or not a good performer or for other reasons? Here’s the answer:  There is a general rule, but there are so many exceptions to it that you should contact a lawyer about your rig

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  • Upcoming Presentation on Severance Agreements

    Jan 19, 2011

    On Tuesday,  January 25th at noon I will present on what you need to know about severance agreements at the Boston Society of Architects for the Admistration and HR Group.  We’ll discuss when it is appropriate to use severance agreements, what terms are typically negotiated, and what needs to be in the agreement in order to release age discrimination claims.  We’ll also briefly discuss the recent race discrimination decision described in the prior post. If you have any questions concerning severance agreements, contact Boston, Massachusetts employment lawyer Maura Greene at 61

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  • The Not-So Short List of Ways to Mishandle Employee Terminations

    Jul 29, 2010

    The following is the not-so short list of ways that employers often mishandle employee terminations, leading to surprise and distress on the part of the employee, the appearance of unfairness and an eventual lawsuit. The list is not meant to be all inclusive (we would be here all day) – just instructive. 1. Failing to consider statements made in offer letters or provisions in employee contracts; 2. Giving the employee one reason for the discharge, when the real reason may be determined by a investigating agency at a later date; 3. Discharging for performance issues, without writ

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  • Welcome: Massachusetts Employment Blog

    Jun 8, 2010

    Welcome and thank you for visiting our Massachusetts employment  blog. We are Boston employment lawyers, located on Beacon Hill.  We represent individual employees in workplace matters.  We handle sexual harassment, age discrimination, racial discrimination and other discrimination cases.  Our firm has successfully recovered overtime pay, wages, tips and commissions for employees.  We represent executives and other professionals who are transitioning out of their jobs.  We have successfully resolved glass ceiling and failure to promote cases.  We represent individuals in biotechnology,

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