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In May of 2010 while working full time as a fitness trainer I started my transition from male to female, I am a transgender woman. In November of 2010 I was fired from my job. I then went to The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and filed a complaint of discrimination against my former employer. My employer responded with a position statement and I then wrote a rebuttal. I was then told it would take MCAD 18 to 24 months to determine whether or not there was probable cause for discrimination. In July 2012 MCAD had determined that they had found probable cause for discrimination.
At this point I felt overwhelmed, in January of 2013 myself and my counsel and my former employer and his counsel would meet at the MCAD office for a conciliation hearing. I knew at this point I needed help. I went online and spent four hours reading lawyer profile after lawyer profile website after website. I wanted to find a lawyer who represented me, a trans woman, someone who understood me and my life. I called a few and the response was the same telling me they don't have any experience working with trans people. I continued searching click after click and somehow I came to http://www.sulmanlaw.com/ and there were the words I had been looking for, Gender discrimination and LGBT discrimination. I picked up the phone and called and spoke to Joe's assistant attorney David who told me to send all the paper work I had and they would take a look. That was a Friday afternoon, Monday morning David called back and we set up a meeting for the next day. The meeting went as well as I had hoped, I was very impressed by both Joe and David and I hired them both that day.
From the day on when I hired Sulman Law I have continued to be impressed with their Understanding of myself, their knowledge of the law, their ongoing communication and their thorough preparation. I can't say enough good things about Joe and David....... and yes we won a decision of over $170,000 !!
When I was terminated, I felt like I had nobody to turn to. Then I found Joseph Sulman,after our first meeting I felt like someone had my back. No promises but I knew I hired the right attorney when I left his office for the first time. joe always returned my calls and emails and had no problem answering my questions which sometimes was the same questions as asked before. Joe was great on explaining the process and what to expect. When we settled joe made sure they sent the check quick. The check arrived in Saturday's mail and his partner went into the office to check the mail and then wrote me my check as he knew I needed it ASAP. I would recommend them to anyone having employment problems. The law office of joseph Sulman is the best in my opinion
First and foremost my lawyer took almost double from my settlement than he told me in writing What he would be taking. I was very upset as his assistant coached me into taking an offer and it felt to me as if it was a bait and switch. On top of him taking almost double than what he told me I was taxed on the money he received. When asked to structure the settlement differently so that I wasn't double taxed, he told me it was too much of a hassle. It also took way to long to settle my case. I was told initially that I could do my deposition in the state I reside in as I have health problems and this ended up not being the case so I was sort of forced to settle. I was very unhappy with the outcome and wish I read that he was a civil rights lawyer and not an employment lawyer which is what I needed.
Joseph L Sulman is Boston's Finest Lawyers, he is honest, reliable and respectful, I had nearly lost hope in finding such a reputable lawyer, until I found Sulman law firm, he was sincerely interested in helping me resolve my civil issue, his communication was clear and upfront, Mr. Sulman worked with me to resolve my issue in a quick and stress less manner. Although I hope that I never have the need to use a lawyer in such a way again, but if so I would use the law office of Joseph L. Sulman as well as recommend his name to others in need of an excellent lawyer. He truly represents what all lawyers should be and strive to be.
I wish him great success in helping future clients.
Joseph was outstanding. His advice was informed, timely, and thorough. His review of my non-compete agreement led me to not only negotiate for an updated agreement that was much more favorable to my interests, but also to ask for a raise, which I subsequently received. I'd certainly go back to Joseph for any future work that related to employment law.