Winning lawsuits and avoiding lawsuits is the focus of Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn’s client service. Our attorneys work with the firm’s clients on techniques to avoid litigation, but when charges and litigation are unavoidable they vigorously pursue the defense of the employer in court. Our knowledge enables us to give the client an early, accurate evaluation of the risk and an assessment of potential damages. It also allows us to plan a comprehensive defense strategy. We will pursue an early end to an employment lawsuit by motions before a trial, or when appropriate, use alternate dispute resolution techniques.  Throughout the litigation process, our firm’s attorneys remain vigilant about how the case may affect the client’s objectives for its broader business or employee relations.

Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn attorneys are admitted in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, New Jersey, and Florida. They have also been admitted on a pro hac vice basis in many other jurisdictions. They represent employers in federal and state courts, and before the National Labor Relations Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the American Arbitration Association, and administrative agencies.

We represent clients in cases involving:

  • Prohibited employment discrimination claims under state and federal laws
  • Age Discrimination In Employment Act and state age discrimination laws
  • Sexual harassment
  • Americans With Disabilities Act and state disability laws
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge and termination claims
  • OSHA claims
  • Violations of non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, violation of confidentiality agreements, violation of employment or severance agreements
  • Wage and hour and overtime claims
  • Compensation claims involving unpaid commissions and vacation pay
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Independent contractor issues
  • First Amendment claims
  • Civil rights claims
  • Civil Service Law claims