Beth Myers is an associate at the Boston law firm of Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz LLP. She represents individuals 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 has represented employees in state and federal court as well as before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Division of Unemployment Assistance.
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. She also worked as a legal intern in the Government Bureau/Trial Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
In July 2013, 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.
In January 2011, Beth tried a discrimination and retaliation case with Jonathan Margolis, 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).
For the last several years, Beth has served as the Secretary of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She has worked on several employment law-related amicus briefs, including Flagg v. Ali-Med Inc., 466 Mass. 23 (2013); Diaz v. Jiten Hotel Mgmt., 704 F.3d 150 (1st Cir. 2012); and Joyce v. Town of Dennis, et al., 720 F.3d 12 (1st Cir. 2013).
Beth received her JD from Northeastern University School of Law, and before than received a B.A. in psychology from New York University. She is a member of the state bar of Massachusetts and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.
When she is not practicing law, Beth enjoys being outdoors with her non-lawyer partner, Shelly, and their Brittany Spaniel, Oliver.