Wilfred J. Benoit, Jr.

Wilfred J. Benoit, Jr.

Wilfred J. Benoit, Jr.

Bill Benoit, a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, has represented management in all types of labor and employee relations disputes since 1975. He has extensive employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience. Mr. Benoit has successfully defended companies across a broad spectrum of industries in suits involving a wide variety of wrongful discharge and employment discrimination issues, including whistleblowing, disparate treatment, sexual and racial harassment, equal pay, reasonable accommodation of disabilities, and age discrimination claims arising out of reductions in force. He has considerable experience in non-competition litigation.

Mr. Benoit has substantial experience in handling traditional labor law matters involving collective bargaining, arbitration, unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board and court injunctions to restrain unlawful picketing activity. He counsels employers on a daily basis regarding issues such as policy development, disciplinary action, workplace privacy, obligations under the Family & Medical Leave Act, workplace safety, affirmative action obligations, and wage/hour questions.

Professional Activities

Mr. Benoit is a member of the Labor & Employment Law Sections of the Massachusetts and American Bar Associations.


Mr. Benoit has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers. While attending law school, he was the Associate Editor of the Michigan Law Review.
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J.D., 1973
The University of Michigan Law School

(cum laude)

B.A., 1970
University of Notre Dame

(cum laude)





U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court of Vermont
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