Serving the State of New Hampshire Since 1908

Employment Law Results

Over the past 25 years, we have helped hundreds of clients achieve successful resolutions in employment matters.

We have litigated employment cases before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the EEOC, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and state and federal courts.

We have helped clients in the following types of matters:

Age Discrimination

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

Disability Discrimination and FMLA Retaliation/Interference

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

Gender Discrimination

  • Example: A female client was paid less than men for performing comparable work.
  • Example: An employer demoted a client after a superior treated the client negatively for nonconformance with gender stereotypes.

Gender Identity Discrimination (see also Gender Discrimination)

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

Pregnancy Discrimination

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

Race and National Origin Discrimination

  • Example: 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.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination (see also Gender Discrimination)

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

Wage Law Violations

  • Example: An employer failed to pay a client a bonus pursuant to a bonus plan.

Whistleblower Retaliation

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

We have obtained the following verdicts in favor of our clients in jury trials:

McPadden v. Walmart

  • Gender discrimination, violation of RSA 275-E and wrongful termination;
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire;
  • Jury awarded $31,222,485.87 in damages.

Boisvert v. Sears, Roebuck & Co.

  • Gender discrimination under Title VII;
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire;
  • Jury awarded $18,500.00 in back pay, $300,000.00 in compensatory damages, $700,000.00 in punitive damages, plus $150,000.00 in attorneys’ fees plus costs.

Madeja v. MPB Corporation d/b/a Split Ballbearing

  • Sexual harassment and retaliation;
  • Sullivan County Superior Court;
  • Jury awarded $433,740.00 in damages and approximately $125,000.00 in attorneys’ fees and costs.

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.

Martineau v. City of Concord

  • Age discrimination under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act;
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire;
  • Jury awarded $297,000.00 in damages, plus $118,446.00 in attorneys’ fees and costs.

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).

Chadick v. City of Nashua

  • Gender discrimination;
  • Hillsborough County Superior Court, Southern District;
  • Jury awarded $200,000.00 in lost wages, compensatory damages and enhanced compensatory damages (attorneys’ fees and costs were to be determined by the court).

Karen Pepin v. PC Connection, Inc. et al.

  • Gender/pregnancy discrimination/retaliation;
  • Merrimack County Superior Court;
  • Jury awarded $10,000.00 in compensatory damages for discrimination, $67,903.00 in back pay for retaliation, $150,000.00 in compensatory damages for retaliation, and $50,000.00 in enhanced compensatory damages for retaliation (front pay, attorneys’ fees, cost and interest were to be determined by the court).

Heidi McKee v. NGS Dental, PLLC

  • Wrongful termination and violation of RSA 275-E;
  • Grafton County Superior Court;
  • Jury awarded $224,000.00 in damages (attorney’s fees, costs and interest were to be determined by the court).

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.

Our employment group has achieved hundreds of six and seven figure settlements in employment cases while the lawsuit was pending but before the case was tried before a jury.

Our group has also negotiated hundreds of severance/separation agreements on behalf of our clients.

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