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TEL: 617-579-5000
EMAIL: pking@mhtl.com

Mr. King’s practice is focused on the areas of labor and employment law in the public and private sector, education law, and litigation.  Mr. King has represented clients in collective bargaining negotiations, before administrative bodies, and in federal and state courts.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. King served as a Senior Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, where he directly assisted judges in all phases of civil and criminal litigation.

Mr. King graduated with the highest distinction from Suffolk University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government.  He received his Juris Doctor in 2016 from Suffolk University Law School, where he served as an Article Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review and received the Fuchs Labor Law Memorial Prize for his academic achievements in the field of labor law.

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Dr. Charles Desmond Receives Award from Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus for Black Excellence on the Hill

Congratulations to Charles F. Desmond, Ed.D., for being recognized by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC) for Black Excellence on the Hill! Charlie has made numberious contributions to society, as well as MHTL as a member of the firm's Advisory Board.  The MBLLC Black Excellence on the Hill event was held at the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday February 4, 2019, and those in attendance include Representative Carlos González, Representative Bud Williams, and Representative Chynah Tyler, who recognized Charlie as an Honoree at the event.

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Supreme Judicial Court- Refusing to Grant a Lateral Transfer to a Preferred Position May Constitute an Adverse Employment Action

In a recent decision, Yee v. Massachusetts State Police, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held for the first time that denying an employee’s request for a lateral transfer can constitute an adverse employment action under the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B which prohibits discrimination in the workplace.  The Court’s decision addresses the scope of employment actions on which an aggrieved employee may base a discrimination claim, going beyond commonly-challenged actions such as a refusal to hire, a promotional bypass, or discipline.

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