Boyle | Shaughnessy Law is unique among medium-sized firms because of its dedication to defense litigation. We have the technological capability to represent our clients in all types of disputes, from the simplest to the most complex. We have the experience to resolve matters, large or small, without unnecessary expense. In addition to the extensive experience of our trial attorneys, our insurance coverage attorneys are able to provide opinions in any area of insurance law.
Retaliation for Personnel Files
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s recently issued an important decision granting a terminated employee the right to pursue a retaliation-wrongful termination claim against his employer for exercising the right to file a rebuttal to be included in his personnel file as provided by G. L. c. 149, § 52C, which controls how employers maintain personnel files in the Commonwealth. In Meehan v. Medical Information Technology, Inc., No. SJC-13117, Meehan who was an at-will employee was terminated after he sent his supervisor a rebuttal to having been placed on a performance improvement plan. Meehan filed suit against the employer Meditech for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. The Superior Court Department, Norfolk County granted Meditech’s motion to dismiss. Meehan then appealed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court which affirmed. Meehan then filed application for further review, which was granted by the Supreme Judicial Court.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law attorneys Matthew H. Greene and Timothy J. Wadman, while serving as Special Assistant Attorneys General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, recently obtained summary judgment in favor of their clients, the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office and a State Police Detective assigned to the Office. The plaintiff asserted claims for negligent and intentional invasion of privacy as well as negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress, arising out of the extraction of evidence from her cell phone in connection with an ongoing investigation into alleged criminal conduct.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law staff and attorneys recently participated in the annual Boston Lawyers Have Heart 5k fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Since 2008, runners and walkers involved in the legal community have joined together in the spirit of Pro Bono Publico (for the public good) to change the heart health of Greater Boston. Lawyers Have Heart Boston has grown from hosting 400 attorneys in 2008, to hosting over 2,100 legal professionals (private practice, large firms, corporate/in-house, legal staff, government, and non-lawyer colleagues) in the annual race & post-race celebration in the Seaport.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law is unique among medium-sized firms because of its dedication to defense litigation. Our Attorneys have the technological capability to represent our clients in all types of disputes, from the simplest to the most complex. We have the experience to resolve disputes, large or small, without unnecessary expense. Additionally, we have extensive trial experience. Our Attorneys are admitted in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont. We also have several attorneys who are admitted in California, Florida, and Illinois. Our firm, as well as many of our senior attorneys, have been awarded the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV” and are listed in Best’s Directory. Please click on an attorney’s personal page for more information.
We invite you to contact our office to learn more about our services, and to discover further information about our attorneys and services. Our team looks forward to serving your needs in the future.
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