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Practice Areas

Discrimination and Harassment; Labor Management Relations; Policies, Procedures and Handbooks; Training - Compliance, Ethics, Leadership


John D. Doran's practice focuses exclusively on representing management in labor and employment matters, including: Department of Labor investigations; proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board; labor arbitrations; and collective bargaining. He appears in federal and state courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, and other state human rights agencies. Doran defends employers against discrimination claims based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin and disability.

In the area of traditional labor law, Doran has handled seven unfair labor practice trials, dozens of arbitrations, four strikes and numerous other near-strikes. He also has extensive collective bargaining experience and handled one of the first full first contract interest arbitrations pursuant to a UNITE-HERE neutrality agreement.

In addition, he regularly advises clients on and litigates cases involving a myriad of employment-related issues, including: the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; hiring and firing policies; employment agreements; and employment manuals.

Professional Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association; Rhode Island Bar Association


J.D., Suffolk University, cum laude; B.S., Boston College