Equal Opportunity Employment in Massachusetts
Federal and state laws
guarantee employees the right to work free of discrimination and harassment based on race, sex (gender), pregnancy, religion,
national origin, age and disability and other protected classifications. Therefore, if you are denied employment, denied a
promotion or are discharged on account of your protected status, you may have a claim.
experienced employment discrimination at your workplace? You do not have to accept it. You have the legal right to pursue
damages and injunctive relief for the harm and injustices caused by discrimination, bigotry, prejudice, and a racially or
sexually hostile work environment.
To discuss your concerns with an attorney, call 508-668-5595.
Retaliation / Whistleblower Laws
The same laws that protect employees from discrimination
also protect them from the further injustice of employer retaliation and retaliatory discharge. If you have opposed discrimination
in the workplace or have filed an MCAD or EEOC charge, and your employer retaliates against you by firing, demoting, or disciplining
you, you may have a claim.
Experienced and Skilled Employment Discrimination Lawyer
victim of employment discrimination and retaliation must file his or her charge with the MCAD and/or Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC). The filing of an MCAD or EEOC charge is normally a prerequisite to a lawsuit for discrimination or retaliation.
An employee must file a charge of discrimination or retaliation with the MCAD within 300 days of when he or she learned of
the adverse employment action or harassment. The moral of the story is that employees cannot sleep on their rights.
An experienced lawyer can advocate for your rights before the MCAD or the EEOC, in negotiations with your employer,
and in court. Attorney Robert H. Fennessy, Jr. has helped many victims fight discrimination in the workplace.