Partridge Snow & Hahn’s labor and employment practice mainly operates out of the firm’s Providence office, with additional lawyers also located in the Boston office. The firm’s labor and employment practice offers capability in all related services and stays active in litigation.
The chair of the labor and employment group Alicia Samolis has been involved in cases for clients beyond Rhode Island with lawsuits in New York and Massachusetts over the last year. Samolis’ employment work also involves litigating all types of related claims. She is currently defending an employee mobility case in which the client is facing alleged claims of tortious interference and raiding. In addition, she is defending a religious school in a unique gender discrimination case involving a former employee who filed claims against the client after the daughter was allegedly disciplined more harshly than male students.
Michael Gamboli is also highly active in employment litigation. His clients range in size and, like Samolis, his practice expands beyond Rhode Island. He is litigating a case involving alleged FMLA violations as well as claims of sex discrimination. Additionally in a gender discrimination matter filed under the Equal Pay Act, the team’s successful motions to dismiss have limited the claims. In addition to single-plaintiff cases, Gamboli is also experienced in class and collective actions; recently, he handled a wage and hour class action in Massachusetts which is awaiting settlement approval from the court.