Serving the State of New Hampshire Since 1908
Employment Discrimination

New Hampshire Employment Discrimination Attorneys

Standing Up for Employers & Employees Who Experience Harassment in the Workplace

At Upton & Hatfield, LLP, we know that losing your job for an unlawful reason can be devastating and that harassment and/or discrimination on the job often leads to serious emotional distress as well as substantial economic losses that may continue for years.

Our New Hampshire employment discrimination lawyers have extensive experience helping people who have been wrongfully terminated, people who are whistleblowers, and people who have been subjected to harassment and discrimination based upon their sex (including pregnancy), race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.

We have also represented employees in cases involving:

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • An employer’s failure to pay all wages that are due under state and federal law
  • An employer’s failure to provide reasonable accommodations to a disabled employee as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state law

Our employment lawyers are among the most respected and successful advocates in employment law in New Hampshire. We have successfully litigated employment matters before the federal U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, all of the New Hampshire state superior courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Contact us today to learn more at (603) 716-9777.

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.”

    - M & T
  • “I was extremely happy with Upton and Hatfield's real estate service. The attorneys and staff at the Hillsborough office were very knowledgeable and helpful. I have also used them for estate planning and recommended them to many of my friends and family.”

    - Amanda V.