Employment law counseling, strategic advice and representation to individuals and businesses across Massachusetts. Currently operating virtually.
VISION & SERVICES
You're leaving the company, have been given a proposed severance agreement, and want to have an employment lawyer review it with you.
You've just been fired, have not been paid everything owed to you, and believe your termination might have been unfair.
You've been placed on a Performance Improvement Plan, see the writing on the wall, and wonder if there are steps you should be taking to protect yourself.
Your employee has approached you about Paid Family and Medical Leave, and you don't know how the new state law works or your obligations.
You are growing your business and want to make sure you're optimally protecting it through noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements and with respect to all of your employment policies, including a new employee handbook.
People I speak with all have something in common: they have invested a lot in their work, but have reached a block, a closed door, or they sense one up ahead. It could have to do with pay or discrimination, a medical issue or disability, a separation agreement or noncompete, or any number of employment issues.
KATE J. FITZPATRICK
Kate Fitzpatrick is the founder of Doorways Employment Law, LLC. She routinely represents clients in severance agreement matters and in wage, commissions, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and family or medical leave cases, as well as with noncompetition agreements, unemployment, and other matters. She also provides strategic legal counseling to individuals during difficult times at work, including as to performance reviews, performance improvement plans, and planning for leave or separation.
In addition, she provides practical day-to-day advice and counseling to employers on a broad range of employment issues, including with respect to leaves of absence, accommodations, and wage issues, and with respect to employment policies, contracts, handbooks, and audits.
Fitzpatrick has served as a legal aid attorney, an Assistant Attorney General with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, and a Joshua A. Guberman Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Legal Studies at Brandeis University. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and Northeastern University School of Law, and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association.
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