Neal McNamara is a member of the Labor and Employment group. He represents companies and organizations of all sizes, counseling them regarding employment issues and defending them when they are sued on employment-related issues.
I focus on two main areas—both connected to the workforce.
I counsel clients on issues with their employees and defend them if disputes arise. I advise my clients on the full range of employee issues, from handling the very tricky interplay of FMLA leaves, workers compensation and the ADA, to drafting employment policies, to investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment, and to crafting agreements to protect the client’s trade secrets and confidential information. I do this with an eye to preventing litigation.
When that is not possible, I defend clients in suits alleging discrimination, harassment and breach of employment agreements. I recently obtained a jury verdict for a client in a case alleging discrimination on the basis of race, national origin and religion. I also obtained summary judgment in a case involving similar allegations. In addition, I represent clients in lawsuits where they seek to enforce employment agreements and protect their trade secrets and confidential information.
I expect to see an increase in the number of age discrimination complaints as well as complaints claiming national origin and religious discrimination. In addition, I believe that employers will face increasing challenges related to protection of trade secrets and confidential information, including enforcement of non-compete and non-solicit agreements.
This St. Patrick’s Day-related article connecting three Neal/Neil McNamaras in the Worcester, MA, and Providence areas includes Providence Labor & Employment senior counsel Neal McNamara.
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Columbia University, M.A., History
New York University School of Law, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude
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