Christopher Wurster is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation and Employment Group. He focuses primarily on employment and business litigation in state and federal courts and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
He frequently represents clients in cases involving discrimination, harassment including sexual harassment, disability accommodations, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour issues. Chris also provides clients with advice regarding employment-related contracts, including severance and non-compete agreements.
Many clients come to him at a trying time in their lives, either facing a difficult situation at work or having been terminated. “They need a sympathetic ear, and then they need solutions,” Chris says. Sometimes the situation can be resolved relatively quickly – such as negotiating a client’s exit from a company where they’ve endured discrimination, retaliation, or where the employment relationship has otherwise broken down. In other scenarios, the solution might involve litigation. In that process, clients can count on Chris’s team to serve as their voice and lead the fight for them so they can move ahead with their lives.
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2010
B.A., Columbia University, 2002
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
honors & awards
Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, Labor and Employment (2021-2023)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star, Labor & Employment (2020)
Chris handles many types of employment-related claims, including discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, retaliation, and claims under state and federal wage laws.
In addition, Chris also assists clients with many types of employment agreements, including severance or separation agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and more.
In Chris’s prior practice, he successfully negotiated multiple six-figure settlements with large employers, including settlements of a sexual harassment case against a $6 billion pharmaceutical company and an unpaid wage case against a technology startup.
Massachusetts Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (2019-2021)