Tag Archives: First Circuit

Beware Acting on Complaints without Proper Investigation

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently held in Valazquez-Perez v. Developers Diversified Realty corp. that an employer can be liable for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) … Continue reading

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Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Not Viable Substitute for Non-Competition Agreement

Last month, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts made it clear that a non-disclosure agreement and an argument that employment for a competitor would inevitably require disclosure of trade secrets does not offer the same protection … Continue reading

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Recent Federal Case Underscores the Importance of Supervisory Training

A recent decision of our federal appellate court serves as a reminder that supervisors are the company’s first line of defense and, therefore, underscores the importance of investing in adequate supervisory training.   In Acevedo-Parrilla, et al. v. Novartis Ex-Lax, Inc., … Continue reading

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