The Law Office of Feener & Wehrli LLC represents employees who have been unfairly terminated and/or wrongfully discharged on the basis of one or more protected categories. We also provide representation to individuals who have not been paid all their wages, including owed vacation time or commissions.
TheLaw Office of Feener & Wehrli LLC can assist you in dealing with your prior employer by fighting for you and the issues which you have suffered.

We will fight to help you in dealing with the turmoil which results from termination, discrimination, and/or unpaid wages/commissions. We can also provide help you by reviewing any non-compete or severance agreement which your employer may be trying to force you to sign.

Additional information concerning your specific needs can be found in other sections of our website by clicking the specific tabs located above.

We generally can provide assistance on any employment matter once you have been terminated from your position.

We can also provide assistance should your employer be trying to force you to sign a non-compete agreement, severance agreement, or if you believe that you have not been paid all your wages/commissions which are owed to you.

This office has experience in employment matters, including but not limited to:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Harassment
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • FMLA
  • Age Discrimination
  • Unpaid Wages/Commissions
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Handling matters before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)

Additional information concerning your specific needs can be found in other sections of our website by clicking the specific tabs located above.

Under Massachusetts law, you have the right to not be targeted or retaliated against based upon gender, race, ethnicity, and religion or based upon actions which occurred during the scope of your employment. You also have a right not to be terminated for exercising a legal right, including filing a complaint concerning your employer’s wrongful actions or asserting a right concerning being paid your earned wages or overtime.

If you feel that you have not been treated fairly, in violation of Massachusetts law, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we may assist you in your claim against your employer.

The Law Office of Feener & Wehrli, LLC represents employees concerning their wrongful termination. We focus on employees rights in the workplace and will work to fight for your rights if you feel, and the facts support, that you have been wrongfully terminated.

The Law Office of Feener & Wehrli, LLC handles a large variety of employment cases, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Wrongful termination
Breach of severance agreement
Discrimination based on age
Discrimination based on gender
Discrimination based on pregnancy
Retaliation for exercising a legal right
Failure to pay earned wages
Failure to pay earned overtime
Misclassification as an independent contractor

Under Massachusetts law, if there is no written contract, an employee is considered “at-will” which means that you can be terminated for any reason, or no reason at all. You also have the right to quit or leave any reason, or no reason, at all.

Regardless of this “at-will” characterization, there are certain categories and actions which warrants additional protection under the law.

Specifically, you have the right to not be targeted or retaliated against based upon your gender, race, ethnicity, and religion or based upon actions which occurred during the scope of your employment.

You also have a right not to be terminated for exercising a legal right, including filing a complaint concerning your employer’s wrongful actions or asserting a right concerning being paid your earned wages or overtime.

Under Massachusetts law, your employer is required to provide you with a check on your last day of work which includes all earned pay, unused vacation, and unused holiday time off.

You also have among your rights to obtain a copy of your personnel file which the employer has on file concerning your employment.

For more information, you may wish to visit:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-law-about-employment-termination

When we mutually agree to enter into an agreement concerning your wrongful termination, we typically will start off by getting to know why and how you ended your relationship with your employer. We will want to know the history and/or relationship between yourself and your employer as well as any and all documentation which you have to support your position

We will then draft what is known as a “demand letter”. This will be sent to the employer and will be personalized in order to inform them of their violations and demand for payment for your damages within thirty (30) days to avoid our office taking legal action.

In certain cases, we are required to seek permission from the Massachusetts Attorney General to pursue a private right of action.

If we do not receive a response to the demand within thirty (30) days, our next course of action is to file suit. Depending on the amount involved, we will file the suit in District court or Superior court. If the amount owed to you is under $25,000.00, we will file the matter in District Court. If the amount owed is over $25,000.00 we will file that in Superior Court.

Given that every case and situation is different, this is an example of the typical process which we use. We are a professional law firm and will fight for your rights in a professional manner. We strive to uphold our client’s reputation along with our own in each case and will tailor our actions to your specific case and situation.

If we are successful in recovering money without having to file a lawsuit, you will not be faced with any expenses only will legal fee which we will agree upon in advance.

If it is necessary to file a lawsuit and you approve of filing a lawsuit, the typical fees would be the filing fee of either $200.00 or $275.00 depending upon which court the matter is filed in. You would also be looking at the cost of a summons at $5.00 per summons. A summons would be required for each party that you are suing. Because the lawsuit needs to be served upon the defendant by either a Constable or Sheriff, there would be a Sheriffs/Constable fee of approximately $45.00.

Once the lawsuit is in place we generally recommend taking a deposition of the defendant employer. Generally the cost of the deposition is approximately $375.00 payable to the court reporting service.

If we are handling the matter on a contingent fee arrangement, you would not pay for any attorneys fees until the case was concluded. With a contingent fee arrangement, you would only pay our legal fee if we are able to make a recovery for you.

If you are being asked to sign a severance agreement you have the right to consult with an attorney before signing that or any other legal document. We would be happy to review your severance agreement with you prior to your signing.

If you have signed a noncompete agreement and your employer is trying to enforce that agreement, you should consult with an attorney concerning what your legal rights may be. Not all noncompete agreements are legally enforceable.

We do not typically charge for the first 30 minutes of an initial meeting as long as we are not being asked to create any documents and/or written opinions. However, we do require that you complete a Potential Client Intake Form prior to setting up any meeting so that we can give your inquiry the attention it deserves

We handle employment matters on either a hourly or contingent basis depending on your request and the facts of your case. There are certain matters that we cannot handle on a contingent basis and for those matters we offer a competitive hourly rate.