JWY Statement of Action in Support of Black Lives Matter

Working hard for Equal Justice, including the equal worth and dignity of all humans, is the heart and soul of our Firm. We have all seen with our own eyes how unequal justice is in our country for black Americans and other people of color. All of us have a moral and human obligation to…

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ATTORNEY DAVID WEBBERT CALLS OUT SAGA COMMUNICATIONS FOR PATTERN OF AGE DISCRIMINATION TERMINATIONS AT PORTLAND RADIO GROUP INCLUDING ITS PRESIDENT

The president of several Portland radio stations is no longer working for the company, the latest of several high-profile changes and firings at the stations over the last few months. The  “departure” of Bob Adams as president and general manager of the Portland Radio Group was prompted by the stations’ need for a “more defined…

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COVID-19 Update

Johnson, Webbert & Young, LLP, is implementing a social distancing policy to slow the spread of COVID-19 based on the recommendations of the public health authorities. So, our offices are closed to walk-ins and all visitors unless approved in advance. All appointments and meetings will be conducted by phone or videoconference until further notice. Thank…

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Attorney Jeff Young Fights Forced Arbitration of Employment Disputes

Some of Maine’s top employers, including Bath Iron Works, St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston and MaineGeneral Health in Augusta, top a list of 250 businesses in the state that require their workers to settle claims of sexual harassment or discrimination outside of court through a private arbitrator. The use of “forced arbitration” — clauses in hiring contracts…

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Bad Behavior in State Workplace Costs Taxpayers Nearly $2M in Settlements

The settlement payments don’t come from traditional insurance; the state is self-insured for these cases. That means the cash comes directly from the state budget. David Webbert, an Augusta lawyer who specializes in employment cases – including representing state employees – doubts training alone would solve the problem. “No amount of civil rights training can…

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