According to modern stereotypes, today's employee should embody youth and exuberance. However, in the real world, the workforce is aging. To employers, an aging workforce means more money spent on the healthcare of employees. With business and corporations constantly trying to cut costs, it's no surprise that wrongful termination lawsuits involving age discrimination are on the rise in the state of Massachusetts and all across the country. One such lawsuit recently resulted in a substantial award for a man from another state.
Loss of employment can have far-reaching impacts, both for the individual affected and his or her family. When loss of employment occurs as a result of discrimination, the effects can be financially and psychologically devastating. Workers in Massachusetts and across the United States are protected by certain laws. When loss of employment occurs because of discrimination, workers may have the right to take legal action. Recently, a man from another state filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after losing employment due to alleged racial and age discrimination.
Under federal law, employers must provide a workplace free of health and safety hazards. Employees in the state of Massachusetts and across the United States have a right to speak up about concerns without fear of retaliation. What happens when an employer retaliates against an employee for pointing out security concerns? This is a form of wrongful termination and is exactly what happened to an employee in another state after she spoke up about problems with the account security of customers.
Workers in Massachusetts and across the country deserve to be paid appropriately for the amount of work they do, and the law supports this right However, employers today are increasingly looking for ways to cut costs. Unfortunately, these cost-cutting measures often affect the pay of hard-working employees. Failing to properly pay employees is a violation of wage and hour laws. An example of this was recently displayed in a lawsuit filed by several employees of a medical software company.