Michelle De Oliveira, partner in the firm’s Employment Law practice group, was quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, entitled “‘Right-wing’ speech helps workplace claims survive dismissal.”  The article discusses a current Middlesex Superior Court decision in Brzuchalski v. Digital Guardian, LLC, et al., in which a plaintiff alleged that a group of co-workers, who were outspoken and self-proclaimed “right-wing conservative[s],” discriminated against him and one of his colleagues because they are Jewish—and that the company did not adequately address the unlawful conduct.

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From the article:

“attorney Michelle M. De Oliveira agreed that ‘the need to thoroughly investigate reports of discrimination and implement remedial action cannot be emphasized enough.’” Although the plaintiff had made at least five reports of discrimination in a two-year period, it appeared that the employer’s only response was to conduct a highly flawed investigation.