Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Attorney David Dishman has been representing plaintiffs in civil litigation for thirty years with a concentration in employment law, class action, anti-trust and serious injury claims. He has also defended corporate clients against claims of negligence, breach of contract and careless oversight. Altogether, he has successfully represented 1,000+ clients in a wide variety of cases ranging from failing to pay commissions to complex issues of product safety and price fixing against large corporations.
Most recently Attorney Dishman has successfully brought class action lawsuits on behalf of exotic dancers against various strip clubs in Massachusetts for numerous violations of the law including: misclassification of employees as independent contractors; failure to pay minimum wage; failure to pay overtime; illegal tip sharing practices, and charging “house” and other fees. He was co-counsel in what is believed to be the largest class-action settlement brought by exotic dancers against an adult entertainment venue in New England.
Massachusetts employment laws carry strict civil penalties for violations by employers. Civil sanctions, including treble damages, may be available for: an employer’s failure to pay minimum wage or overtime; the misclassification of an employee as an “independent contractor;” and various “tip sharing” policies which requiring that tips be shared with management and other non-tipped employees.
We also pursue claims on behalf of employees and independent contractors for:
Failure to Provide Workers Compensation and other benefits
Failure to provide FLMA leave
We are actively claims on behalf of individuals who have worked for a variety of industries including but not limited to:
Adult Entertainment Venues / Strip Clubs
Restaurant, Bars, Food Service Industry
Should an employer violate the law, employees are advised to speak with an experienced attorney as they may be entitled to significant compensation.
|Areas of Practice||1) Failure to Carry Workers Compensation, 2) Misclassification of Employees, 3) Failure to Pay Overtime, 4) Sexual Harassment at Work, 5) Forcing Tipped Employees, 6) Wrongful Termination and 7) Failure to Pay Employee|
|Law School||J.D., Vermont Law School|
|Bar Member / Association||Massachusetts Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||The Dishman Law Group|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Carol R. Freeman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Freeman represents employers in employment law, labor relations, and related administrative claims and litigation.