In today's economic climate, employers are looking for more and more ways to cut costs. Unfortunately, these cost cutting measures sometimes affect the salaries of employees. In the state of Massachusetts and across the country, failing to pay employees for work done is not only morally wrong, but unlawful. Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit against a well known fast-food company for allegedly breaking wage and hour laws.
In Massachusetts and other states, laws exist to protect workers from harassment and discrimination. However, there are also laws that protect employees from retaliation in the workplace. What can be done if employment is lost as a result of retaliation? A man from another state faced this exact scenario and has taken legal action by filing a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former boss.
Harassment in any form is insensitive, degrading and can have significant negative impacts. When harassment happens in the workplace, it can affect the livelihood of victims and eventually lead to loss of employment. Fortunately, laws exist in the state of Massachusetts and across the country to protect victims of harassment in the workplace. A woman in another state took legal action and filed a wrongful termination lawsuit when alleged harassment in the workplace left her psychologically and emotionally scarred as well as unemployed.
Discriminating against an employee based on skin color is not only very wrong, but also illegal. Laws exist in the state of Massachusetts and at the federal level that protect employees from workplace discrimination. Despite these laws, discrimination in the workplace still happens, and can be emotionally and psychologically devastating to victims. Recently, an African-American woman in another state filed a lawsuit against a well-known grocery chain, alleging racial discrimination.