Attorneys & Professionals

Geoffrey P. Wermuth

TEL: 617-479-5000
EMAIL: gwermuth@mhtl.com

Mr. Wermuth emphasizes labor and employment related matters and general litigation.  He is admitted to practice before all Massachusetts courts, the Federal District Court of Massachusetts, and the First and Fourth Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.  Mr. Wermuth represents private and public labor and municipal clients before administrative bodies such as the National Labor Relations Board, Massachusetts Division of Labor Relations, courts at the state and federal level, and in mediations and arbitrations.  Mr. Wermuth is a cum laude graduate of both the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston College Law School.

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2019 Annual Labor Employment Law Update

In our 35th year with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce

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Supreme Judicial Court – Refusing to Grant a Lateral Transfer to a Preferred Position May Constitute an Adverse Employment Action

In a recent decision, Yee v. Massachusetts State Police, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held for the first time that denying an employee’s request for a lateral transfer can constitute an adverse employment action under the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B which prohibits discrimination in the workplace.  The Court’s decision addresses the scope of employment actions on which an aggrieved employee may base a discrimination claim, going beyond commonly-challenged actions such as a refusal to hire, a promotional bypass, or discipline.

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