Bar Admission: All Massachusetts Courts including the U.S. Federal District Court, 1983
Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Attorney David Dishman is a member of the Massachusetts bar, the Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Dishman has been representing plaintiffs in civil litigation for thirty years with a concentration in employment law, class action, anti-trust and serious injury claims. He has also defended corporate clients against claims of negligence, breach of contract and careless oversight. Altogether, he has successfully represented 1,000+ clients in a wide variety of cases ranging from failing to pay commissions to complex issues of product safety and price fixing against large corporations.
Most recently Attorney Dishman has successfully brought class action lawsuits on behalf of exotic dancers against various strip clubs in Massachusetts for numerous violations of the law including: misclassification of employees as independent contractors; failure to pay minimum wage; failure to pay overtime; illegal tip sharing practices, and charging “house” and other fees. He was co-counsel in what is believed to be the largest class-action settlement brought by exotic dancers against an adult entertainment venue in New England.
Massachusetts employment laws carry strict civil penalties for violations by employers. Civil sanctions, including treble damages, may be available for: an employer’s failure to pay minimum wage or overtime; the misclassification of an employee as an “independent contractor;” and various “tip sharing” policies which requiring that tips be shared with management and other non-tipped employees.
We also pursue claims on behalf of employees and independent contractors for:
- Sexual harassment
- Failure to Provide Workers Compensation and other benefits
- Failure to provide FLMA leave
We are actively claims on behalf of individuals who have worked for a variety of industries including but not limited to”
- Adult Entertainment Venues / Strip Clubs
- Restaurant, Bars, Food Service Industry
- Delivery Services
Should an employer violate the law, employees are advised to speak with an experienced attorney as they may be entitled to significant compensation.