Specializing in employment law counseling, strategic advice and representation to employees and small and medium sized businesses across Massachusetts.
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're a parent, and your employer is complaining about your caregiving responsibilities during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.
You're on salary but work well over 40 hours per week, and feel like you should be getting overtime.
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.
You're a small business and have questions about what to do when an employee requests leave related to COVID-19/the Coronavirus.
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 or unfair treatment, bullying, a medical issue or disability, a separation agreement, or any number of employment issues.
KATE J. FITZPATRICK, Esq.
Kate Fitzpatrick is the founder of Doorways Employment Law, LLC. She routinely represents employees in severance agreement matters and in wage, commissions, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and family/medical/COVID-19 leave cases, as well as with noncompetition agreements, unemployment and other matters. She also provides strategic legal counseling to employees during difficult times at work, including as to performance reviews, performance improvement plans, and planning for taking family/medical/COVID-19 leave or separation.
In addition, she assists small and medium sized businesses with employment policies, employee handbooks, separation agreements, and ongoing counseling and advice, including as to COVID-19 considerations.
Kate began her legal career as a legal services attorney for the poor and thereafter served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office in Boston and Worcester for seven years. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and Northeastern University School of Law.
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