Town Employment or Municipal Employment in New Hampshire

May 14, 2015

Town Employment or Municipal Employment

In many instances, public employees in New Hampshire have different rights and responsibilities than individuals employed by private businesses in the private sector.  They may, for example, be a member of a collective bargaining unit which has defined obligations regarding the filing of employee grievances.  Moreover, even if not a member of the union, a city or town employee may still have to comply with the CBA.  Cities and Towns also have varying policies and procedures that they may adopt and that they need to follow.

The governing bodies of cities and towns vary.  Some have SB2 form of government with Board of Selectman empowered to make personnel decisions.  Others have stratified hierarchical structures with individuals in different departments or divisions responsible for these matters.  It is important that you know which type your employer has adopted.

Sherman Law proudly represents city and town employees across New Hampshire regarding various legal matters including those involving wrongful termination, alleged discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and other types of workplace legal matters.  Some of the employees we have represented held the following positions: Police Officer, Town Clerk, Town Administrative Assistant, School Teacher, School Administrative Personnel, and various members of Town Boards or Committees including Board of Selectman, Zoning Board, and Planning Board.

We provide counsel to these clients, many of whom seek assistance in negotiating the terms of a separation agreement or who have questions regarding their wages and benefits, and some of whose cases require the filing of legal claims in court.

If you work in city or town employment and have a legal question regarding your employment rights, please contact us for a free employee law consultation.  If we can help you, we will.  If not, we’ll do our best to direct you to someone who can.

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