Discrimination in any form is wrong, unjust and can have many lasting and negative effects. These negative effects are often magnified when discrimination causes loss of employment. Though workplace discrimination is illegal in the state of Massachusetts, it does not deter some employers from discriminating against employees. Recently, a former school administrator in another state filed a lawsuit against a former employer, citing age and disability discrimination.
Loss of employment can be a very difficult and trying experience. This experience is even more difficult if loss of employment resulted from a wrongful termination. A woman from another state recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer for a myriad of reasons. Those in Massachusetts who face circumstances similar to what this medical worker from another state encountered may have the right to file a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Gender-based discrimination is illegal in Massachusetts, but that does not stop employers from applying seemingly subtle biases against workers. Women in particular face a considerable amount of discrimination regarding something that typically does not impact their ability to complete perform their work -- weight. A recent study found that weight-related workplace discrimination affects women far more often than their male counterparts.'
Paying employees their full wages in a timely manner is the responsibility and duty of every employer, yet workers in Massachusetts are continually subjected to unfair payment practices. We understand the significant impact that wage and hour laws violations can have on workers and their families.