Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Business and Employment Firm
Have you faced discrimination or sexual harassment at work? Do you require legal representation for a contract dispute? At Sherman Law, PLLC, we represent employers, employees and individuals in all types of business- and employment-related matters.
Employee Law Matters
We handle a wide range of employment law matters involving filing actions in court and/or the New Hampshire Department of Labor to remedy:
- Wrongful discharge/wrongful termination
- Retaliation and constructive discharge
- Forced resignations and illegal layoffs
- Discrimination, including sex discrimination, age discrimination and race discrimination
- Wage and hour law violations
- Sexual harassment
- Title VII claims
We also counsel and represent corporate executives with employment and severance agreements and ensuring receipt of severance packages commensurate with their experience and value in the marketplace, as well as the value of the restrictive clauses in employers' proposed severance agreements. Our attorneys have used their extensive state and federal court litigation experience to file suit immediately on behalf of executives when severance negotiations failed to result in acceptable terms and compensation.
Employer and Business Law Matters
Our Portsmouth employment lawyer John P. Sherman has experience with all types of business law and employer matters, including:
- Counseling, representing and litigating the enforceability of covenants not to compete/non-compete agreements to ensure that our clients' trade secrets, customer lists and good will are protected as much as the law allows
- Negotiating resignations, terminations, layoffs and other separations from employment in order to ensure that the employer's legal, business and personal interests are fully protected
- Representing businesses and employers in actions involving breach of contract, interference with contractual relations, fraud and intellectual property infringements, breach of confidentiality, invasions of privacy and other violations of statutory and common law rights
- Assisting with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims, breach of collective bargaining agreements, consumer protection act claims, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and other labor law violations
Covenants Not to Compete
Many times covenants not to compete are found unenforceable because employers must have provided some sort of consideration at the time of execution. Employers must notify new employees regarding a covenant not to compete and execute at the first stage of joining the company. The reasonableness in time and scope as well as the level of an employee's position and knowledge are all factors the court will examine when reviewing the enforceability of a covenant. In some cases, courts will modify the scope of a covenant ("blue penciling") in order to create enforceability.
Contact Our New Hampshire Discrimination Lawyer
If you have a business or employment matter and need an attorney to discuss your concerns, please contact the Portsmouth business and employment firm Sherman Law, PLLC. We offer a free initial consultation and can be reached by phone at 603-570-4837, by e-mail, or by filling out the intake form on our Contact Us page.