Category Archives: Termination

The $80,000 Secret – The Importance of Confidentiality Clauses

When a 69 year old former school headmaster’s contract wasn’t renewed he filed a claim for age discrimination. The school, Gulliver Preparatory School, decided to settle this lawsuit and in the settlement included a confidentiality agreement. While there are several … Continue reading

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Not Just Blowing Hot Air: E-Cigarettes in the Workplace

From shopping to drawing to communicating it seems everything has gone electronic these days. Smoking is no different. While electronic cigarettes are not officially classified as cessation devices, they have quickly become the most popular product on the market to … Continue reading

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MCAD Awards One of the Largest Emotional Distress Recoveries in Its History

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination hit Office Max with $300,000 in emotional distress damages in a recent retaliation case.  Office Max claimed that the Complainant, a 13 year employee of Office Max, was terminated due to insufficient sales numbers and … Continue reading

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Who Owns A Linkedin Account; The Employer or the Employee?

As a business, an important goal is for employees to effectively market themselves and your brand.  Because social media is a quick, cost-effective, and easy way to reach your community and beyond, it may be desirable for employees to utilize … Continue reading

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