Robinson Donovan prides itself on its in-depth knowledge of 21st century workplace issues. We strive to provide expert guidance to our clients, anticipating potential problems before they arise as well as being there in times of crisis.

With expertise in a range of sectors and a specialization in municipalities, the Employment Law Group serves both employers and employees in the following areas:

Advice & Counsel

Our attorneys provide practical, solid advice, counsel and assistance to employers of all types and sizes on a broad variety of workplace issues, including:

Recruiting & Hiring Process

Employer & Employee Workplace Relations

Wage & Hour Policies

Discrimination & Retaliation in the Workplace

Employee Discipline & Termination

FMLA, Sick Time & Other Employee Leave Policies

Responding to Internal Issues & Complaints

Our attorneys are available to respond quickly to issues and complaints that arise in the workplace, including:

  • Instituting and enforcing employee discipline
  • Counseling on termination of employees
  • Mediating workplace conflicts
  • Avoiding retaliation
  • Investigating internal complaints, such as sexual harassment and other discrimination complaints

Litigation

Our primary goal is to help employers avoid litigation by creating workplaces with satisfied, productive employees. However, in the event of a claim, our attorneys are skilled litigators with a depth of experience and knowledge in defending employment-related claims. This includes claims of employment discrimination, wage and hour violations, violations of the FMLA and other leave laws, retaliation complaints, and whistleblower claims, breach of contract claims and other workplace torts. Our attorneys have excellent track records successfully defending claims in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Settlement & Negotiation

A significant part of our practice involves negotiating mutually satisfactory outcomes to conflict in the workplace.

Employee Claims

Our attorneys represent employees in a variety of matters, including reviewing and advising on employment, non-compete and severance agreements, educating employees about their rights and obligations, and representing employees who believe that their rights have been violated. We handle all types of employment claims, including discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, wage and hour violations and other workplace torts.   

The Advantages of a Full-Service Firm

The Employment Law Group is supported by the attorneys in the firm’s other departments, including its litigation department and business department. Because of the broad practice of the firm, our attorneys are able to call upon the firm’s expertise in business law, tax law as well as other areas of law important to the interests of business owners, officers and investors.

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