Keyword Search: Discrimination
Argument: Not yet scheduled.
Question Presented: Whether an employee’s agreement to arbitrate all “claims and disputes” bars her from asserting claims before the Mass. Commission Against Discrimination.
Facts: The employee, Randi Simmons, signed an agreement shortly after beginning employment in which she agreed to arbitrate all disputes and claims, and acknowledged that she was waiving her right to …
Argument: October 2010
Question Presented: Whether a retaliation claim may lie under c. 151B where the employee was terminated three years before the employer’s alleged retaliatory action; whether board members may be liable for tortious interference with their own corporation’s contract.
Facts: Plaintiff Psy-Ed, a magazine publisher, employed defendant Kimberly Schive in its Boston office from 1993 to 1996. In 1996 Psy-Ed closed the Boston office and fired most employees. Schive, who …
Argument: September 2010
Question Presented: Whether a defendant’s appeal permits a plaintiff to retract acceptance of remittitur; whether a jury damage award for hostile work environment may be based on a pattern of conduct not alleged in an MCAD complaint.
Facts: The plaintiff, who is gay, was the only woman employed by the Somerset Highway Department from 1984 to 2000. In 2000, she filed a claim with the Mass. Commission Against …