In today's economic climate, businesses are constantly looking for ways to gain a competitive edge by improving efficiency and cutting costs, which directly increase profits. In an effort to streamline business models, companies can sometimes unlawfully neglect their hard-working employees. There are wage and hour laws at the federal and state level that protect employees in Massachusetts and across the country from unfair business practices. A man in another state recently filed a lawsuit after his employer allegedly broke these laws.
Its common knowledge to most workers that they are protected by law from harassment and discrimination in the workplace. These same laws also protect workers from retaliation by their employers. Employees can experience retaliation in a number of ways, such as a demotion, reduction in pay or even termination. Workers in Massachusetts and all across the country should be able to speak up about concerns in the workplace without fear of retaliatory acts by their superiors. A woman in another state was allegedly fired after she made complaints about policies not being followed in her workplace, and she has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination.