Tremendous progress has been made in the state of Massachusetts for the advancement of women's rights in the workplace. Nevertheless, women in today's workforce are still frequently subjected to workplace discrimination. Its no secret that women are more likely to be judged by their looks and how they dress than are their male counterparts. Qualified women may be passed over for promotions just because they are women, and promotions may be offered to a less qualified male applicant just because he is male. A lawsuit filed by a woman in another state is just one example of how women today are still discriminated against strictly because of gender.
In today's fast paced, often overwhelming business world, it is becoming increasingly important to maintain a healthy work-life balance. In Massachusetts and across the country employees need time off to mentally recharge and recuperate. However, what happens when an employee returns from a relaxing vacation only to find out that he or she has been fired? This recently happened to a man from another state, and he has now taken legal action to accuse his former employer of wrongful termination.
In today's fast-paced business world, employers are increasingly looking for more ways to cut expenses while raising profits. Unfortunately, some employers in Massachusetts attempt to cut corners illegally, and by doing so, they place their cross-hairs directly on their hard-working employees. Recently, several former employees in another state filed a lawsuit against their former employer citing violations of state and federal wage and hour laws.
Most people would agree that securing a good job is a fundamental part of living a prosperous and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, older employees can be subjected to age discrimination in the workplace as new, younger employees are hired. Age discrimination is a form of workplace discrimination and can affect the job satisfaction of all employees, not just those who are discriminated against. Luckily, there are laws in Massachusetts and at the federal level that protect employees from this type of discrimination. Recently, a female employee in another state filed a lawsuit against an employer, citing age and gender discrimination.
Employment contracts are put in place to protect both employees and employers. What happens when an employee loses employment because the employer unfairly breaches this contract? This is a classic case of wrongful termination that affects many Massachusetts residents these days. Recently, a man from another state filed a wrongful termination lawsuit when he lost employment due to broken agreements set forth in an employment contract.