Newton Employment Lawyer

We represent employees who have been the victims of discrimination, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and other illegal work practices, against the employers and people responsible for such conduct.

Our focus is on helping clients understand their options based upon their matter, and working with them to develop a strategy around seeking their desired outcome.  In some cases, the desired outcome may be to simply end the discrimination or harassment, while in other cases the desired outcome may be financial compensation or job reinstatement.

We have successfully represented clients in litigation, at trial, and in class actions against employers engaged in wrongful conduct. We make clear to defendants that we will be seeking to hold them fully accountable to the fullest extent of the law as we demand full and fair compensation.

We often accept employment cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.   Some employment matters are done on an hourly basis or a hybrid arrangement.

We represent clients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine.

How Can an Employment Lawyer Help?

If you believe your rights have been violated at work, help from an employment lawyer can be crucial in fighting for justice. Your lawyer will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you don’t have to navigate the complexities of employment law alone.

The process can be overwhelming, especially if you’re worried about retaliation, but with help from a skilled Newton employment lawyer, you can proceed confidently. They offer everything from legal guidance to protection against retaliation, offering the support and guidance you need to fight for your rights. 

Legal Expertise and Guidance

Employment lawyers specialize in employment law and have the comprehensive knowledge to inform you of your rights and options under the law. Whether you’re facing workplace discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination, an employment lawyer can assess your situation, explain relevant laws and regulations, and advise you on the best course of action to protect your rights.

Case Evaluation and Strategy

Your lawyer will conduct a thorough evaluation of your case, examining the facts, evidence, and applicable laws to determine the strength of your claims. Using this information, they’ll craft a strategic plan tailored to your specific circumstances.

Representation in Negotiations and Litigation

While many disputes between employees and employers are resolved through negotiation, some cases go to court. If you and your lawyer cannot reach a resolution with your employer through negotiation, your lawyer will represent you in court, advocating for your rights and interests to work toward a fair settlement agreement.

Your lawyer will handle all aspects of the litigation process, including filing legal documents, conducting discovery, presenting evidence, making legal arguments, and advocating for you in front of a judge or jury.

Protection Against Retaliation

Sometimes, employees are hesitant to step forward and assert their rights for fear of retaliation from their employers. Your employment lawyer can help protect you against such retaliation by advising you on your legal rights and options and taking steps to prevent or address any retaliatory actions your employer takes. Should you experience retaliation for asserting your rights under employment law, they can help you pursue legal remedies.

Necessary Evidence in an Employment Lawsuit

The evidence you and your lawyer will need in an employment lawsuit will vary based on the type of case. For example, a sexual harassment case will likely require a completely different type of evidence than a wage dispute case. However, there is often overlap in the evidence handy or necessary in these cases, and may include:

  • Job description
  • Employment records
  • Pay records
  • Emails and correspondence
  • A record of formal complaints
  • Video or audio recordings
  • Witness testimonies

Some of this evidence may be retrievable on your own. For example, you may have the pay stubs on hand to give your lawyer in your wage dispute case. However, some evidence, such as records of formal complaints or video footage, may be unavailable to you. Your lawyer can request evidence pertinent to your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Is My Employment Case Worth?

The value of your employment case can vary dramatically based on factors specific to it, such as the nature of the violation, the extent of damages suffered, and the applicable laws in your jurisdiction. Your lawyer will carefully evaluate applicable evidence to determine a fair and meaningful compensation amount to pursue.

How Long Do I Have to File an Employment Lawsuit?

Massachusetts, like most states, outlines specific statutes of limitations for employment lawsuits. This timeframe can vary based on the type of lawsuit. For example, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) requires the complaining party to file within 300 of the alleged illegal action. If you don’t file at MCAD within 300 days, you are barred from filing in Court.

If you do take your case to a state superior court or federal court, you have three years to file the complaint from the date of the alleged illegal action. Failure to file your claims in Court within these deadlines may prevent you from holding the at-fault party responsible for their actions, although you can still maintain your claim at MCAD.

Do I Need an Employment Lawyer?

While it isn’t a legal requirement to hire an employment lawyer to represent you, having one can significantly benefit you as you navigate the complexities of employment law. These lawyers specialize in representing individuals in disputes with their employers, whether they involve discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination, and their deep knowledge of these cases can prove pivotal in your proceedings. 

We represent clients in the following types of employment matters

  • Discrimination– including age, gender, race,, national origin, religion, medical condition, and sexual orientation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Violations, including misclassification of independent contractors, denial of benefits, unpaid tips, and unpaid overtime.
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Retaliation and retaliatory actions
  • Whistleblowing
  • Alleged violations of non-compete covenants
  • Alleged breaches of confidentiality agreements
  • Executive compensation agreements.

We do not represent employers in employment matters.

Call Us for a Free Consultation About Your Employment Matter, and to Learn About  Your Rights and Options

We invite you to click on the links above to learn more about specific areas of our employment practice, and to call us to discuss your case and learn how we can help.


Client Review

After an engaging discussion with Matt about the circumstances surrounding my breach of contract situation with a former employer, Matt agreed to help me attempt recovery of unpaid debts. I was pleased to feel like a partner in a collaborative effort to emphatically communicate our position and demonstrate unwavering determination to prevail. Our single letter ultimately compelled the company to fulfill their contractual obligations out of court. I can highly recommend Matt as a thoughtful, responsive, and creative attorney.”

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