Mark P. Carey
I have been an employment litigation attorney since 1997, representing employees and executives. Employment law is all I do and I am very passionate about this wide area of the law. My sole focus is to solve complicated employment issues for my clients and to do so without litigation.
I have had profound experiences representing clients over the years. Our clients let us into their personal and professional lives at a time they are most vulnerable. We step into their beings and begin to discover what it is like to experience willful discrimination and retaliation. We unravel the details and peer into the nuances between the facts. The most remarkable moments arrive when the client is told they are victims of abusive professional relationships; thus begins the shedding of the pain and the suffering, almost a cleansing in a way.
We try to move the client through the gauntlet of their human emotions to arrive at an end point where they can walk away free of the encumbrances that were thrust upon them by their employers.
However, in the event the employer is just not on the same page as my client, litigating cases in state and federal court is what I do.
Mark is married to Heather Carey, MS, a culinary nutritionist, who he shares an adjacent office and studio kitchen space with.
Syracuse University 1990, Political Science
University of Dayton School of Law 1996, Employment Law
District of Connecticut
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Northern District of Florida
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Raymond E. Baldwin American Inns of Court
Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
New York Times: Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio Spreads His Gospel of ‘Radical Transparency’
New York Times: Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
Wall Street Journal: Stressed at Work? Here’s When to File for Disability Benefits
Wall Street Journal:When Co-Workers Test Positive for Covid-19: What You Need to Know
Mark is an avid beekeeper, outdoor enthusiast, and cyclist. He shares a common love of gardening with his wife Heather Carey and is a sous chef-in-training under Heather’s direction.
Published Blog Posts
On April 12, 2021, I set out to ride my 2000th mile toward my solo journey to 10,000 miles in a year for a cure of Multiple Sclerosis. I have could not have picked the worst day to ride weather wise. The rain and wind pelted my sore body early on in the ride, but I...
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark shares a real life story about a successful executive who lost his voice box due to cancer and then lost his career. Mark guides us through the initial stages of the...
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark explores the enforceability of noncompetition agreements on independent contractors and whether they can be voided. Noncompetition agreements on independent contractors...
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide Mark confronts systemic barriers created by employers that promote inequality of gender, age, race, sex, sexual orientation etc. and protects bad actors and bad companies from...
As we await the dawn on this purported new era of social change in America, I can promise you that your employment rights will not improve. I am unapologetic. In fact, your employment rights have been so eroded by your employers that we are collectively veering...
The Long Overdue Death Of Non-Disclosure Agreements: Uncovering The Hidden Truth Of Employment Settlements…
In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark explores the use of nondisclosure or confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements. In essence, employers seek to hide their bad acts behind confidentiality...
Last night I hopped on my indoor cycling trainer and embarked on a butt busting 70 mile ride. In case you are wondering, there is no coasting on a trainer, spin spin spin … I started at 9 pm after dinner and got off the bike at 1:15 am. Yes, that’s how long it takes...
On January 10, 2021, I began a solo ride of 10,000 miles in one year to raise $100,000+ to help cure Multiple Sclerosis once and for all. A miracle just happened, Covid-19 produced a possible MS Vaccine, but we are still a few years from a viable vaccine to prevent...
In this episode, Mark shares a real life story of a woman who was loyal to the company and did everything they asked of her. We have modified the names and facts to conceal the identities and ensure confidentiality. Her...
This episode explores the new controversy surrounding employer mandated Covid-19 vaccinations. Can employers do that? The simple answer is yes. The episode explores earlier governmental intrusion related to the smallpox...