Serving the State of New Hampshire Since 1908

New Hampshire Employment Lawyer

Helping Employees Understand and Protect their Rights

Top 100 US VerdictsOur attorneys are advocates for fairness. We are passionate about helping employees advance their goals and protect their rights. Our Employment Law Attorneys represent employees in all industries and at all employment levels.

Our experienced attorneys will help you navigate employment laws, identify employment law violations, and hold responsible parties accountable. We can represent you in disputes with your employer and help you navigate employee agreements. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case and learn how we can help in your situation.

For a consultation with our legal team, send us a message or call (603) 716-9777.

Your Rights as a Worker

You are entitled work without being subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Employment laws protect workers. It is important to know your rights so you can identify violations.

You have a right to a safe work environment, and freedom from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Beyond these basic rights, some employees are also legally entitled to workers’ compensation, health insurance, overtime pay, and more.

The employment laws cover many different areas of the worker experience. Similarly, the details of employment litigation are often specific to your situation.

Employment law cases may focus on compensation, work environment, or a general violation of worker rights — such as when an employee is fired or disciplined for an illegal reason.

We handle a wide variety of employment law issues including:

  • Wage and hour violations
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • FMLA leaves
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Equal pay
  • Investigations
  • Breach of contract

Types of Employee Agreements

In some cases, employment law issues involve contracts between an employer and an employee. There are many different reasons why an employee may enter a contract with his/her employer. Employees should carefully consider employment contracts before agreeing to them. When either party violates a contract, litigation can ensue.

We have extensive experience helping employees understand their employment contracts and the contractual rights they may have, and litigating disputes that arise from them.

Some types of employee-employer agreements include:

  • General employment agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Transition agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • At-will employment agreements
  • Fixed-term and freelance agreements
  • Commission agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements

We Are Available for Consultations

Our attorneys are available to advise you on your employment law issues and ensure that you are informed about your rights and have an effective advocate on your side We represent both employees and employers in employment law cases, giving us a unique perspective and valuable insight into this type of litigation. We have served clients in the state of New Hampshire for over 100 years, and continue to provide the experience, legal acumen, and supportive guidance that our firm is known for.

If you are interested in speaking with our legal team, complete our contact form or call (603) 716-9777 to schedule a consultation with our employment law attorneys in New Hampshire.

Representative Matters

  • McPadden v. Walmart McPadden v. Walmart

    Achieved a jury verdict of over 31M in a gender discrimination, whistleblower, and wrongful termination lawsuit against Walmart.

  • Employment Discrimination L’Etoile v. New England Finish Systems, Inc.

    Gender discrimination/hostile environment; U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire; Jury awarded $200,000.00 in compensatory damages and $200,000.00 in punitive damages (plus pending Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs of $252,000.00)

  • Employment Discrimination Cook v. Environmental Compliance Specialists, Inc.

    Wrongful termination; Rockingham County Superior Court; Jury awarded $164,000.00 in lost wages and future lost wages, emotional distress damages and enhanced compensatory damages

  • Employment Discrimination Race and National Origin Discrimination

    A client was treated poorly by coworkers on the basis of the client’s race and the employer took adverse employment action against the client because of the coworkers’ actions.

  • Employment Discrimination Whistleblower Retaliation

    An employer terminated a client after the client complained about workplace safety issues.

  • Employment Discrimination Estate of Cheryl Sweeney v. Allard Nazarian Group, Inc. d/b/a Granite State Manufacturing

    Wrongful termination; Hillsborough County Superior Court Northern District; Jury awarded $55,000.00 in lost wages and benefits, $150,000.00 in compensatory damages and $275,000.00 in enhanced compensatory damages.

  • Employment Discrimination Boisvert v. Sears, Roebuck & Co.

    Gender discrimination under Title VII - U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, Total Verdict - $1,168,500

  • Employment Discrimination Martineau v. City of Concord

    U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 93-268-M, $297,000.00 in damages.

  • Employment Discrimination Gender Discrimination

    An employer demoted a client after a superior treated the client negatively for nonconformance with gender stereotypes.

  • Employment Discrimination Pregnancy Discrimination

    An employer took adverse employment action against an employee because the employee did not perform work during a maternity leave.

  • Employment Discrimination Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    A client was harassed and discriminated against based on the client’s sexual orientation.

  • Employment Discrimination Wage Law Violation

    An employer failed to pay a client a bonus pursuant to a bonus plan.

  • Employment Discrimination Gender Identity Discrimination

    A client was harassed and ultimately terminated after transitioning from male to female.

  • Employment Discrimination Heidi McKee v. NGS Dental, PLLC

    Wrongful termination and violation of RSA 275-E - Grafton County Superior Court, 215-2011-CV-00087, Verdict $224,000 in damages plus attorney’s fees, costs and interest to be determined by the court

  • Employment Discrimination Age Discrimination

    An employer asked an older client about retirement plans and then terminated the client.

  • Employment Discrimination Disability Discrimination and FMLA Retaliation/Interference

    A client communicated to an employer about a disability and a need for leave and the employer then terminated the client.

  • Employment Discrimination Gender Discrimination

    A female client was paid less than men for performing comparable work.

  • Employment Discrimination Madeja v. MPB Corporation d/b/a Split Ballbearing

    Sexual harassment and retaliation, Sullivan County Superior Court.

  • Employment Discrimination Karen Pepin v. PC Connection Inc. and Gov Connection Inc.

    Verdict of $277,903.00 in gender/pregnancy discrimination and retaliation case. Claim for front pay and attorneys’ fees and costs was to be filed when case resolved (2010).

  • Employment Discrimination Chadick v. City of Nashua

    Verdict of $200,000.00 in lost wages, compensatory damages and enhanced compensatory damages, plus attorneys’ fees and costs in gender discrimination case (2001).


Why Hire Us?

Our Promise to Our Clients
  • A Reputation for Excellence

    We are known for our unwavering commitment to achieving the objectives of our clients.

  • A Legacy of Successful Results

    Our 100-year legacy is built on achieving successful results for our clients.

  • Committed to the Community

    We are proud to support a number of worthy non-profit organizations as a way to give back to our community.

  • Diverse Breadth of Experience

    We provide our clients with full-service legal representation across a variety of practice areas.

  • Client-Focused Solutions

    We pride ourselves on providing our clients with personalized legal representation that meets their unique needs.

  • Experience on Your Side

    Founded in 1908, we put more than 100 years of practice and experience to work for our clients.

A Reputation for Outstanding Service

Developed Client by Client
  • “Having minimal experience with the legal system, I was grateful for the ease and timeliness of Upton and Hatfield’s response to my employment litigation request.”

    - Jackie D
  • “The attorneys and staff at the Hillsborough office were very knowledgeable and helpful. I have also used them for estate planning and have recommended them to many of my friends and family.”

    - Amanda V.
  • “Heather Burns and Michael McGrath were a methodical and dedicated team throughout my medical malpractice case. They were relentless in their search for every detail and aspect of their findings. They left no stone unturned.”

    - Christina L.
  • “We would like to thank you for your guidance and assistance as we went through the process of estate planning. Your kindness, patience, and calmness were such a gift throughout the process.”

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    - Amanda V.