Upton & Hatfield LLP
10 Centre Street
Concord, NH 03302-1090
Tel: (603) 224-7791
Fax: (603) 224-0320
Lauren Irwin represents plaintiffs and defendants in employment disputes and civil litigation and regularly counsels and represents individuals, schools, municipalities and private entities on employment law matters. Because she represents both employers and employees, she provides valuable insight into and knowledge of opposing counsel strategies.
Her experience includes representing clients in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, Family and Medical Leave Act and other employment cases in both state and federal courts.
She also assists employers with drafting and reviewing employment policies and practices, employment and severance agreements (including non-competes), conducting internal investigations and providing anti-discrimination and other types of training.
In addition, she represents clients at mediations and serves as a mediator in employment cases. She is a certified mediator for the New Hampshire Superior Court and the NH Commission for Human Rights.
Lauren regularly represents clients in the New Hampshire Superior Court, the Federal District Court, New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Hampshire Department of Labor and New Hampshire Department of Employment Security. She is President of the RB Board of Directors and past-president of the Gender Equality Committee and is a frequent speaker and author in her areas of expertise. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in employment law 2015-2017 and was a Lawyer of the Year in 2015, recognized by New England Super Lawyers in 2017 as well as listed as Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation for 2018.
The Employment Law Practice:
We know that losing your job for an unlawful reason can be devastating, and that harassment and/or discrimination on the job often leads to serious emotional distress as well as substantial economic losses that may continue for years.
Our employment lawyers have extensive experience helping people who have been wrongfully terminated, people who are whistleblowers, and people who have been subjected to harassment and discrimination based upon their sex (including pregnancy), race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.
We have also represented employees in cases involving the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and cases involving an employer’s failure to pay all wages that are due under state and federal law, as well as cases involving an employer’s failure to provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state law.
Our employment lawyers are among the most respected and successful advocates in employment law in New Hampshire. We have successfully litigated employment matters before the federal U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, all of the New Hampshire state superior courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the New Hampshire Supreme Court.