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Top 25 Critical Cases Every Employment Litigator & Counselor Must Know

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2160088WBA
2/25/2016
3 Hours
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Product Description

As in every area of legal practice, there are key principles any lawyer who practices employment law—whether as a counselor or litigator—must understand. The ability to recognize the important employment law issues of the day is grounded in an understanding of foundational cases and an appreciation of trending authority. Join MCLE’s all-star faculty for a lively discussion, summary, and analysis of Massachusetts and federal cases employment lawyers routinely confront involving hiring, accommodations, compensation, terms and conditions of employment, and terminations. Our distinguished panel of advocates highlights evolving issues and trends shaping the twenty-five key cases that every practicing and aspiring employment litigator or counselor must know.

2:00 - 2:10 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Nina J. Kimball, Esq., Kimball Brousseau LLP, Boston, Chair
2:10 – 3:15 p.m
Basic Protected-Class Discrimination Law
  • Lipchitz v. Raytheon Co., 434 Mass. 493 (2001)
  • Massachusetts Elec. Co. v. MCAD, 375 Mass. 160 (1978)
  • College-Town Div. of Interco v. MCAD, 400 Mass. 156 (1987)
  • Thomas O'Connor Constructors, Inc. v. MCAD, 72 Mass. App. Ct. 549 (2008)
  • Mole v. Univ. of Massachusetts, 442 Mass. 582 (2004)
  • Psy-Ed Corp. v. Klein, 459 Mass. 697 (211)
  • GTE Products Corp. v. Stewart, 421 Mass. 22 (1995)
  • Sarni Original Dry Cleaners, Inc. v. Cooke, 388 Mass. 611 (1983)
  • Haddad v. Wal-Mart, 455 Mass. 91 (2009)
  • Stonehill Coll. v. MCAD, 441 Mass. 549 (2004)
  • Flagg v. AliMed, Inc., 466 Mass. 23 (2013)
David E. Belfort, Esq., Bennett & Belfort, PC, Cambridge
Nina J. Kimball, Esq., Kimball Brousseau LLP, Boston, Chair
Jaclyn L. Kugell, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston
3:15 – 3:25 p.m.
Disability Accommodation, Interactive Dialogue, and Leaves of Absence
  • Russell v. Cooley Dickinson Hosp., Inc., 437 Mass. 443 (2002)
Panel
3:25 – 3:35 p.m.
Harassment
  • College-Town Div. of Interco v. MCAD, 400 Mass. 156 (1987)
  • Muzzy v. Cahillane Motors, Inc., 434 Mass. 409 (2001)
  • Cuddyer v. Stop & Shop Supermarket Co., 434 Mass. 521 (2001)
Panel
3:35 – 3:45 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Defenses
  • Dziamba v. Warner & Stackpole LLP, 56 Mass.App.Ct. 397 (2002)
  • Warfield v. Beth Israel Deaconess Med. Ctr, 454 Mass. 390 (2009)
  • City of Boston v. MCAD, 39 Mass. App. Ct. 234 (1995)
Panel
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Wage & Hour Law
  • Okerman v. VA Software, 69 Mass. App. Ct. 771 (2007)
  • Boston Police Patrolmen's Ass'n, Inc. v. City of Boston, 435 Mass. 718 (2002)
  • Camara v. Attorney General, 458 Mass. 756 (2011)
  • Smith v. Winter Place LLP, 447 Mass. 363 (2006)
  • Crocker v. Townsend Oil Co., 464 Mass. 1 (2012)
  • Lipsitt v. Plaud, 466 Mass. 240 (2013)
Panel
4:30 – 4:50 p.m.
Common Law Claims
  • Awuah v. Coverall, 460 Mass. 484 (2011)
  • Hobson v. McLean Hosp. Corp., 402 Mass. 413 (1988)
  • Fortune v. National Cash Register Co., 373 Mass. 96 (1977)
  • Selmark Assoc. v. Ehrlich, 467 Mass. 525 (2014)
Panel
4:50 – 5:00 p.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

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