Labor Arbitration and Mediation


Recent Representative Cases Handled as a Labor Arbitrator (Sample cases only)

Failure to promote and just cause discipline cases in police/security departments

Disability discrimination and failure to accommodate case by union and employee of non-profit community service agency

Age discrimination and termination claim by union and employee of health care facility

Just cause termination claim in healthcare facility

Decisions drafted in public sector arbitrations involving absenteeism policy, overtime assignment, just cause termination

School department teacher contract issue arbitrations.  

Recent Arbitration and ADR Training

ABA Advanced Mediation Skills - 2012;

Social Networking in Labor/Employment Litigation (presenter) 2011;

AAA Advanced Labor Arbitrator Training 2008

AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference 2009;

American Bar Association Employment Mediator Training, 3/99, 8/98;

AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 2/99;

AAA Employment Arbitrator Training, 12/97, 10/96;

AAA Advanced Employment Arbitrator Training 6/2002;

North Shore Community Mediation Training, 5/96;

AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, 3/93.

Conducted AAA Mediator and Arbitrator Training 2002;

Cornell Univ. Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution Advanced Mediator Training - 2/03,

AAA Neutrals Retreat and Training 2004.

 

Recent Fact-finding Investigations (Sample Cases)


I have conducted comprehensive investigations and provided detailed fact-finding reports in the following sample matters:

Complaint of rape and sexual harassment by a supervisor in a non-union manufacturing facility; 

Complaint of retaliation and wrongful termination by a supervisory nurse against a health care facility;

Complaint of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual contact by salesperson against coworkers in a technology company

Internal complaint of sexual orientation discrimination in a health care facility;

college/university complaints of sexual harassment, age discrimination by faculty and administrators. 

Arbitration Panels

AAA Labor Arbitrator Panel

AAA Employment Arbitration Panel

AAA Commercial Arbitration Panel

AAA International Dispute Resolution Panel

Boston Law Collaborative - employment panel

 

Recent Employment Arbitration (Sample Cases)

I have resolved cases involving:

Americans with Disabilities Act

Family and Medical Leave Act

Sex,  sexual orientation, race, age and handicap
discrimination issues under Title VII, ADEA

Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut human rights laws.

In addition I have resolved cases under state and federal wage and hour laws, employment contracts and severance agreements.


Professional Associations

Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

American Arbitration  Association – New England Employment Law Advisory Council

ABA Labor and Employment law Section Governing Council 2002-2008

ABA Labor Section, National CLE Co-Chair, 1999-2002

ABA Labor Section Annual Meeting Co-Chair 1997-1999; Employee Rights and Responsibilities Program Co-Chair 1997-1999

ABA Dispute Resolution Section, Liaison to Labor and Employment Law Section

Fellow National Bar Foundation

Member Massachusetts Bar Association; Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association

Past chair – Massachusetts Bar Association ADR Section

Voted Massacusetts Super Lawyer 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012 

Past Member National Employment Lawyers Association.