Thomas Doherty counsels employers on workplace policy best practices and defends them in employment litigation covering issues ranging from discrimination and harassment to whistleblowing to wage and hour non-compliance. Companies and executives alike rely on Tom to prepare and negotiate employment contracts, separation agreements, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, and confidentiality agreements. He is also called upon by businesses and executives to handle litigation in state and federal court involving various employment-related agreements, as well as associated issues of employee disloyalty, employee raiding, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
In addition, Tom advises companies concerning hiring, terminations and complex personnel issues and conducts internal investigations. He also counsels companies on employment-related issues and due diligence matters in merger and acquisition deals.
To keep his clients abreast of important workplace changes, Tom frequently authors client alerts, including ones on leave rights, overtime exemptions, and sexual harassment laws. He has also commented on important employment topics in varied publications, including the New York Times and Fortune.
In addition to his employment law work, Tom represents corporations in product liability and commercial litigation matters involving such areas as unfair competition, breach of business agreements, mortgage lending practices, franchise terminations, consumer fraud, intellectual property, civil RICO, and business torts.