Gwen King provides counsel and advice on employment law and represents clients in employment litigation. Gwen’s selection to the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for her work in Labor and Employment Litigation reflects her accomplishments and nationwide reputation. In addition, Gwen is regularly asked to draw on her employment expertise for presentations to attorneys and written materials on employment issues.
Legal Counsel on Employment Law
Gwen provides employment counsel to businesses of all sizes and types. Her clients include small companies and start-ups that may lack in-house counsel but benefit from sound legal guidance on employment law, as well as larger businesses looking to supplement in-house legal capability with outside counsel for specific employment law concerns.
Gwen regularly advises clients on a wide range of employment matters and issues, including:
- Compliance with federal and state employment statutes and regulations
- Internal employment practices and policies
- Employee handbooks
- Recruitment, hiring, and termination
- Employment contracts
- Severance negotiations
- Employee due process
- Updates to employment-related law both from the Massachusetts State House and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
- Internal investigations
In addition, Gwen offers her employment counsel and insight to individuals seeking to assess and negotiate employment contracts, including terms of offers of employment, separation agreements and settlement agreements.
In addition to her extensive employment litigation and counseling experience, Gwen is a trained investigator. HR departments and in-house counsel regularly retain her to conduct internal investigations relating to issues such as claims of discrimination or a hostile workplace and whistleblower claims. Gwen works closely with her clients to assess and define the scope of an investigation. Clients appreciate the care she takes in conducting sensitive investigations and credit her findings as detailed and thorough.
Gwen represents employers in employment litigation. Her practice includes defending employers against discrimination charges before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). Gwen also has extensive experience defending employers against discrimination and wrongful termination claims in both federal and state courts. She defends employers against a broad range of discrimination claims, including:
- Age discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Hostile workplace claims
- Retaliation claims
The Representative Litigation page includes illustrations of specific matters that Gwen has handled.
For More Information
From the firm’s office in Weston Center, Gwen King provides employment law services to clients throughout Massachusetts. She also welcomes inquiries from referring attorneys with clients who may benefit from the firm’s services or who seek local counsel in complex litigation. Please call 781-788-9800 to schedule a consultation.