246 Post Rd E, Westport, Connecticut 06880, United States

(203) 836-3336 ~ MGQ@MGQLaw.com


Connecticut's Employment Lawyer: working with you, for you

Practice Areas


Employment Litigation

Bringing or defending employment law claims requires in depth knowledge of the laws and process. With compassion and zealous advocacy, Maria brings years of experience dedicated to litigating employment disputes to MGQ Law. 

Maria represents individuals and employers in all aspects of employment litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies (CHRO, EEOC, and DOL). Litigating both sides gives Maria unique insight into her adversary’s thinking, a valuable strategic advantage to her clients.

 Representative litigation includes:

  • Discrimination and Retaliation on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, disability, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, or other protected classes. 
  • Wage and Hour Violations
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam
  • Wrongful Termination 
  • Defamation
  • FMLA Retaliation and Discrimination
  • Hostile Work Environment

Whether an individual or business, litigation or even the prospect of litigation can be a scary proposition. Maria strongly believes in educating clients from the inception about the litigation process, cost, risks, and potential outcomes. 

Business Advice

Maria counsels small businesses in Connecticut on an array of employment law issues. 

Having an attorney that knows your business and ensures that your business practices are compliant with applicable laws is critical from a risk management perspective, and also sound business practice. 

Maria works with her small business clients to minimize legal exposure, clearly communicating with clients about costs and options upfront. 

Contract Review and Negotiation

Prior to entering into any contract, individuals need to understand their rights and responsibilities. They also need to consider leveraging advantages to obtain better terms.  

Maria works with individual clients to review and negotiate employment related contracts. These include, employment agreements, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, and severance offers. 

From review to negotiation, Maria draws on her litigation experience to advise clients with creative and practical solutions.