Many Massachusetts readers may be familiar with the Whole Foods grocery store chain as a place to purchase organic groceries. A former employee of the grocer in another state alleges that he was fired for speaking out against the workplace discrimination he was receiving from his co-workers and one of his supervisors. He claims that he was the victim of the harassment because of his national origin.
Massachusetts workers who use social networking sites might find themselves facing matters of dispute with their employers. Such an incident recently occurred when employees from a sports bar claimed to have suffered retaliation in the form of wrongful termination for comments they posted on the Internet. The former employees complained to the National Labor Relations Board saying that their work-related speech is protected under the National Labor Relations Act.
The Massachusetts man who became known as "The Blind Barber" alleges that he lost his job because of his disability. He claims that after he lost his job, his family suffered unnecessary hardships. The man filed a wrongful termination claim against Tony's Barber shop to try to right the injustices against him.
Massachusetts workers sometimes find themselves facing unfair treatment at work. Workplace discrimination comes in many forms, and it is an ongoing problem for employees throughout the United States. If you have been forced to endure discrimination in the workplace, you should know that there are options available that will allow you to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
All employees in Massachusetts have basic rights as workers, one of which is the right not to have to endure discrimination. There are laws to protect workers with disabilities against workplace discrimination, namely, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Under these laws, employers must allow reasonable accommodations to any physically challenged workers. Employers may not treat qualified workers unfavorably due to their disabilities.