Morgan, Brown & Joy attorney Catherine Scott presented on the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program, “Proving Employment Discrimination & Retaliation: Issue-Spotting & Tracking Evidence,” on November 16, 2023.
Scott, along with fellow program faculty, discussed the key aspects of discrimination and retaliation law under Title VII and G.L. c. 151B and types of pretext evidence to be on the lookout for. Speakers covered strategies to approach proving claims or defenses—both at the agency level at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as in court. Panelists also provided insights on how to preserve, collect, and organize evidence of discrimination—particularly electronic evidence, at all stages of a case.
Scott is a litigator and labor and employment lawyer defending and advising employers. She helps companies navigate workplace allegations such as employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, Family and Medical Leave Act, breach of contract, and wage and hour class actions, among others. In addition to appearing in federal and state courts, Scott appears before government agencies including the EEOC, MCAD, Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other state anti-discrimination agencies. She is also a burgeoning labor lawyer, expanding her practice to include collective bargaining and other labor matters.
MCLE is the Massachusetts legal community’s premier provider of hands-on educational programs and reference materials. Its particular focus is applied law: practical, highly concrete training for attorneys in the essential elements of professional practice. MCLE presents more than 250 programs annually, in a variety of in-person and online formats and has published more than 160 practice manuals.
About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side labor and employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.