Chapter 93 A and Post-Employment Conduct

By Marc C. Laredo

The Massachusetts Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act (Chapter 93A) does not apply to disputes between employers and employees or among members of the same legal entity. It is far less clear as t whether and when a Chapter 93A claim will survive when it concerns conduct or events that occur after the employment relationship has ended. This article provides an overview of Manning v. Zuckerman and discussion of various employment-related contexts under which the “Manning Rule” applies. Among other points, the article also covers the need for clear appellate authority in this area.

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