Barton Gilman LLP

Employment Law | Litigation

With an extensive practice in employment law and litigation, Barton Gilman represents corporations and professionals in lawsuits and provides counsel in litigation avoidance, compliance and employment contracts.

Barton Gilman attorneys regularly defend clients in federal and state court trials, at arbitrations, mediation and in matters before administrative agencies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our many successes include obtaining lack of probable cause findings in employment discrimination cases filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Rhode Island Human Rights Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as defending Department of Labor wage and hour disputes.

Our lawyers also work with our clients to address day-to-day employment and labor law issues and problems. We help develop contracts, policies and procedures designed to put them in the best possible position should litigation be necessary.

Our employment law and litigation attorneys offer representation to clients facing a number of employment-related issues, including:

  • Employee hiring, discipline and termination
  • Reductions in Force
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual harassment
  • Race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religious and national origin discrimination
  • FMLA, ADA and other employee leaves of absence
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Employee handbooks, policies and protocols
  • Regulatory compliance and reporting
  • Witness preparation

Barton Gilman attorneys are recognized throughout the legal and business communities for their insight and experience in employment law. We regularly conduct seminars for human relations professionals and are featured speakers at industry conferences.


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