Beth R. Myers
111 Devonshire Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02109 | Phone: 617-742-7010 | Fax: 617-742-7225
Beth Myers is an associate at Powers, Jodoin, Margolis & Mantell LLP. Beth is a zealous advocate for employees and prides herself on having a creative approach to resolving disputes. She represents employees in claims arising under state and federal anti-discrimination laws, (including G.L Ch. 151B, Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disability Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Equal Pay Act.), wage and hour laws, contract and common law.
She negotiates separation/severance agreements and helps her clients to obtain unemployment benefits. Beth represents employees in state and federal court as well as before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Division of Unemployment Assistance. Beth also handles appellate cases involving employment law issues.
Before joining Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz LLP, Beth served as a law clerk for the Honorable Margaret R. Hinkle in the Massachusetts Superior Court, where she developed a passion for the courtroom.
When she is not practicing law, Beth enjoys spending time with her son, and hiking with their Brittany Spaniel.
Beth and Jonathan Margolis briefed and argued the appeal which overturned a Superior Court ruling that set aside a $1.2 million jury verdict awarded to a nurse who Massachusetts General Hospital retaliated against for taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act. As a result of the appeal, the court reinstated the jury’s award of $567,500 in back pay damages. Esler v. Sylvia-Reardon and Massachusetts General Hospital
Beth and Jonathan Margolis tried Dalrymple v. Town of Winthrop at a hearing at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, in which the Town of Winthrop’s first female police officer was discriminated against and denied promotion to the rank of Sergeant for more fourteen years in retaliation for her earlier complaints of sex discrimination. In a favorable decision issued in January 2014, the hearing officer ordered the Town to promote our client to the rank of Sergeant retroactive to 2002, awarded her lost wages, $50,000 in emotional distress, and assessed a civil penalty of $50,000 against the town for multiple violations of the anti-discrimination laws.
With Jonathan Margolis and Harvey Schwartz, Beth obtained a judgment awarding $600,000 to a former Vice President of W.R. Grace & Company in a disability discrimination case. Locke v. W.R. Grace & Company-Conn., et al., Middlesex Superior Court, 2012.
Beth and Jonathan Margolis tried a discrimination and retaliation case, in which the jury awarded $506,000 to a female Assistant Chief Probation Officer, finding that her employer, the Office of the Commissioner of Probation retaliated against her for complaining of discrimination. Helen Brown et al. v. Office of the Commissioner of Probation et al. (Suffolk Superior Court, 2011).
Beth speaks on recent developments in employment law and she has been quoted in various media sources, including:
Presented at the National Employment Lawyers Association 2014 Annual Convention on the topic of “Winning Jury Instructions,” June 2014
Panelist at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Annual Employment & Labor Conference relative to significant updates in Employment Law, April 2014
Contributed to a Bloomberg BNA treatise on workplace law of gender identity and sexual orientation, “Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide,” expected publication date January 2015.
Beth was featured in Boston Business Journal’s The Bottom Line, July 2012. Click here to read the article.
Beth was interviewed by the West Roxbury Transcript in connection with her representation of an Assistant Chief Probation Officer who filed suit against the Probation Department for sex discrimination and retaliation, January 2011.
Beth has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and Boston Magazine 2013-2017. She was named a 2015 Rising Star by the National Law Journal and Connecticut Law Tribune’s Boston
Beth was selected as a Top Female Attorney in Massachusetts 2016, and appeared in the April 2016 edition of Boston Magazine, called Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts.
Bar Association Membership/Activity
Beth is the Vice President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She previously served as co-chair of the organization’s Programming Committee from 2014-106, and was the Secretary from 2011 to 2014.
Beth is an officer and a member of the board of directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (LCL), a private, non-profit Massachusetts corporation that assists lawyers, judges, law students, and their families who are experiencing impairment from addiction, mental health and/or personal issues.
In 2012, Beth served as a member of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Committee to Propose Draft Disability Regulations, assisting in making recommendations to the Commission relative to regulatory rule making.
Beth is a member of the American Bar Association and Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association.
Beth has co-authored several amicus briefs on cutting edge issues in employment law in the Supreme Judicial Court and the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, including:
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
New York University, B.A., Psychology
Bar and Court Admissions
Member, State Bar of Massachusetts
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts