Alicia M. Ward

With a background in human resources and a passion for employment law, Alicia guides her clients on preventative measures and how to address employee issues as they arise.

Biography

Alicia M. Ward skillfully balances legal compliance with her client’s business needs. She counsels clients on an array of employment-related questions that arise throughout the course of the employer-employee relationship concerning pre-employment, hiring and onboarding, training, termination, reasonable accommodations, performance evaluations and improvement plans, and policies governing leaves of absence. Her background in human resources allows her to collaborate seamlessly with employers to help them stay knowledgeable and in compliance with the ever-changing employment laws – whether state, federal, or local.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2016
  • Massachusetts Federal District Court, 2017

Education

  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Bachelor of Arts, Legal Studies and Psychology, 2011
  • Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2016

Experience

Prior to joining the HRW Team, Alicia worked as in-house counsel for an audit and consulting firm where she worked directly with human resources in handling all aspects of employment law-related matters. As in-house counsel, Alicia drafted and reviewed employee handbooks along with important policies and procedures, developed and delivered sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity trainings, and counseled her client on how best to comply with state, federal, and local laws.

Before assuming her role as in-house counsel, Alicia worked in human resources where she acquired an understanding of the ins and outs of the employee-employer relationship and the importance balancing legal compliance with her client’s business needs.

Affiliations

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association

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