Whether you work for a large or small employer, the law firm of Elayne Alanis can help you recover compensation for discrimination suffered in the workplace. Although most employment is at-will, laws prevent employers from taking adverse action against employees in an unfair manner.
The employment laws include statutes designed to prevent discrimination such as:
Under these laws, employers cannot terminate or discriminate against employees for the following reasons:
It is also illegal for an employer to consider these characteristics when making decisions regarding:
In addition to federal law, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination works to ensure equality of opportunity by enforcing the Commonwealth’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws.
An employer can be liable to an employee for instances of sexual harassment. This can include unwelcome sexual advances, conduct, or other physical or verbal acts of a sexual nature that occur in the workplace. The following conduct is generally considered sexual harassment:
Wrongfully termination occurs when the termination breaches an employment agreement or when the employer forces the employee to resign because of negative employment conditions. Remedies for wrongful termination include reinstatement, lost wages, and, in exceptional cases, punitive damages.
There are also laws governing wage and labor disputes such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and National Labor Relations Act, and laws governing employee benefits like the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Our office also handles employment agreements, non-compete agreements, and non-solicitation agreements.
Regardless of the source of your employment law claim, we are confident that we can exceed your expectations. Please contact us at 617-263-1203 to set up a free consultation.