New Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Decision Gives Employees Added Protection For Rebutting Negative Information in their Personnel Record

In a recent decision, Meehan v. Medical Information Technology, Inc., SJC-13117 (Dec. 17, 2021) the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that the termination of an employee’s employment based solely upon an employee’s submission of a rebuttal to a negative performance evaluation violates the public policy exception to the employment at-will doctrine.  Although the employment law bar will undoubtedly debate the significance …

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