Category Archives: Employment Law

Pro Bono Matters

Attorney Murphy has stepped up his pro bono efforts to help combat the impact of Covid-19 on people’s lives. If you are unemployed and experiencing issues with your employer or landlord, please contact Attorney Murphy immediately-he is here to help. … Continue reading

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“Probable Cause” at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)

If you received a probable cause finding at the the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), it is important to understand what this means. First and foremost, the regulations on the rules of procedure at MCAD are contained in 804 CMR … Continue reading

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Trial Success: Employer Liable for Racial Discrimination/Wrongful Termination

After nearly 6.5 years of litigation at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”), Attorney Murphy’s client prevailed against his former employer, Rte. 2 Hyundai in Leominster, MA.  During the 2 day trial, Attorney Murphy successfully proved that the employer’s basis … Continue reading

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Trial Success: Employer Liable for Wrongful Termination

After over three years of litigation at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”), Attorney Murphy’s client prevailed against her former employer, a nursing and rehabilitation center.  During the 3 day trial, Attorney Murphy successfully proved that the employer’s basis for … Continue reading

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Exposing Employer Abuses

Two of Attorney Murphy’s clients recently won at their unemployment hearings after being initially denied benefits.  The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) denied benefits to these clients because the employers lied about the circumstances that lead to the separation from … Continue reading

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Restaurant Manager Prevails (again*)

Attorney Murphy is pleased with a recent decision by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”) affirming unemployment benefits for his client, a former restaurant manager of major seafood restaurant chain based in Boston.  Attorney Murphy represented the manager at … Continue reading

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100k Judgment Secured

Recently, Attorney Murphy secured a $100,992.00 judgment in favor of his client in a non-payment of wages case.  At issue was whether the employer paid the client, a laborer, prevailing wages and wages due upon his termination.  The evidence overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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No Call No Show Can Result in Unemployment Benefits

Recently, the unemployment office issued a decision upholding its initial determination that Attorney Murphy’s client was entitled to receive unemployment benefits. The client’s former employer appealed the determination stating the client quit her job by virtue of a “no-call, no … Continue reading

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Bank Employee Prevails

Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client, a former senior personal banker, received a favorable unemployment benefits decision. The unemployment office initially denied the claim because the former employer alleged the client committed misconduct. Attorney Murphy, however, established through direct and cross examination … Continue reading

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Human Resource Manager Vindicated

Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client, former human resources manager of a reputable k-12 mathematics program, received a favorable decision after a highly contentious unemployment hearing.  The unemployment office initially denied the client’s claim stating that the client resigned because he disagreed … Continue reading

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