Attorneys Elizabeth A. Bailey

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Liz has practiced in the areas of employment law and employment litigation since 1992. Her client base ranges from private corporations to municipalities and counties. She counsels and trains employers about how to comply with employment laws and about cost-effective ways to avoid employment-related problems.

Liz also has wide-ranging litigation experience. Liz defends employers in claims before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board. Liz’s court room experience includes jury trials in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts state and federal courts, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations and appellate arguments.

Key Cases

  • Obtained prompt dismissal of race, color and national origin discrimination and retaliation case.
  • Won appeal of disputed wage and hour matter concerning classification issue.
  • Successfully defended public sector client in employment discrimination and retaliation cases before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Negotiated several public sector, multi-year collective bargaining agreements.
  • Successfully defended a public sector client at the state trial court and Supreme Court in an action seeking to enjoin a major project, resulting in a multi-million dollar construction project going forward.
  • Successfully argued a New Hampshire Supreme Court appeal concerning employer’s earned time policy.
  • Obtained summary judgment, and prevailed on appeal, in litigation involving public officials’ salaries.
  • Arbitrated series of employee disciplinary matters on behalf of employer and obtained favorable rulings.

Admissions

  • State of New Hampshire, (licensed in the First Circuit Court of Appeals and in the United States Supreme Court)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Practice Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association and the Smith College Alumnae Association
  • River Valley Human Resource Association
  • Greater Monadnock SHRM chapter
  • New Hampshire Municipal Management Association

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, Leadership New Hampshire
  • Board Member and Secretary, Kearsarge Athletic Booster Club
  • Board Member and Secretary, Ledyard Charter School
  • Leadership New Hampshire Graduate
  • Volunteer Mediator, New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights
  • Past Cabinet Member, Granite United Way Campaign
  • Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program Graduate
  • Past Board Member and President, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester

Awards

  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Employment Law - Management
  • New England Super Lawyer®, Employment & Labor

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