John McLafferty's practice involves representing employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies in cases involving complaints of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, sexual harassment, and other related allegations. He regularly counsels and advises employers with regard to all aspects of employment law, including hiring and termination practices, employment handbooks and policies, internal investigations, wage and hour compliance, employment and separation agreements, covenants not to compete, and disability accommodations.
John is a frequent blogger on Day Pitney's Employer's Law Blog (www.EmployersLawBlog.com), a weblog that presents the latest news in labor, employment, and employee benefits law.
Successfully defended Fortune 50 company against disability discrimination claims in 13-day bench trial in Massachusetts state court
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of large employer on national origin discrimination and retaliation claims in Massachusetts state court
Successfully defended group of certified public accountants against action for injunctive relief alleging breach of non-competition agreements
Successfully defended telecommunications company in jury trial in District of Massachusetts against sexual harassment claim
Obtained summary judgment for supermarket chain in District of Massachusetts on disability and age-discrimination claims
Successfully defended large manufacturing company in trial in District of Connecticut against claim of race discrimination
Successfully represented engineering firm in class action alleging federal and Massachusetts wage claims
Successfully defended healthcare consulting firm in public hearing before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination on pregnancy discrimination claim
Represented several employers in wage/hour audits before United States Department of Labor
magna cum laude1996
magna cum laude1986Phi Beta Kappa