Whistleblowers in Massachusetts risk the security of their future employment when they raise the alarm on unethical or illegal business practices. Many workers who do so face the risk of workplace discrimination, which can manifest as demotions, unfavorable work assignments and even wrongful termination. The latter is what one woman says happened to her.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission helped garner $3 million for women who were adversely affected by a trucking company's discriminatory hiring practices. Although not based in Massachusetts, the workplace discrimination experienced by the approximately 60 women is sadly not uncommon for local workers. Both men and women continue to suffer from discriminatory policies enacted by their employers.
In Massachusetts and other states, mixed martial arts is better known for the fights in the ring rather than the management behind them. However, a lawsuit is bringing some of that behind-the-scene action to light, and it is not exactly pretty. A former matchmaker for the company Bellator claims that he was the victim of wrongful termination after he complained about unsavory business practices to executives. According to his lawsuit, his termination was in violation of whistleblower laws.
Every Massachusetts worker is granted certain entitlements under the law. Unfortunately, employers often intentionally neglect or ignore employee rights, resulting in discrimination, wrongful termination or other unfortunate circumstances. We know how hard it can be to navigate these situations, but we have the experience needed to effectively confront rights violations on your behalf.