Mar 25 2016

Courtroom Success 2016-10: Boston Partner Gareth Notis

Boston Partner Gareth Notis recently prevailed before the Massachusetts Appeals Court in a matter involving disability discrimination, retaliation, and a Whistleblower statute violation brought by an employee against her employer and her direct supervisor. The plaintiff alleged that her request for a reasonable accommodation for her disability was denied, and that she was demoted and retaliatory acts were taken against her merely because of her reports of a hostile work environment. She also alleged that the employer retaliated against her, in violation of the Massachusetts Whistleblower statute, after she reported breaches of regulations governing her workplace to a state agency. The Appeals Court affirmed a Superior Court Order granting Summary Judgment ruling that plaintiff was properly accommodated and there was no causal relationship between her protected activities and any adverse action taken against the plaintiff.

Practice Areas

Employment and Labor