Basketball fans in Massachusetts may be familiar with the Milwaukee Bucks. Although the job of being a sports cheerleader may seem appealing, behind the cameras, the job may not be as good as it seems. A woman who was a cheerleader for the team has filed a claim against the National Basketball Association team in a federal court for violations of wage and hour laws.
Tech mogul Microsoft is a familiar name in Massachusetts households. Nevertheless, some consumers may be surprised to learn that the company has been accused of workplace discrimination. It faces a federal class action lawsuit filed by one of its former employees. Her complaint accused the company of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Washington Law Against Discrimination.
Firefighters in Massachusetts and elsewhere work in a very dangerous line of work, and it takes special people to handle the job. With such risk can also come rewards from all of the long hours that the job can require. According to a group of firefighters in another state, the city has been in violation of wage and hour laws because they believe they are not being properly compensated
The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and other named defendants have been accused of unjustly firing one of DCF's social workers. The plaintiff alleges that she was retaliated against because she had reported how some of her peers dealt with child abuse cases. She filed her wrongful termination claim in a state superior court, requesting that it be heard by a jury.