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Ways to Lose the Employment-At-Will Relationship in Massachusetts

Absent a written agreement in Massachusetts stating otherwise, employmentJob Interview.jpg relationships are presumed to be at-will. In other words, an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, or for no reason, so long as it's not for a discriminatory or other illegal reason. Likewise, an employee is free to leave a job at any time.

10 Tips for Dealing With Workplace Harassment in Massachusetts

When someone famous is caught in the act of harassment, it gets people'sSexual-harassment-words.jpgattention. But most harassment stories especially workplace harassment in Massachusetts never make it to the headlines. They're all too common, and they've been around for a long time.

Are You a Victim of Sexual Harassment in Massachusetts?

Sexual harassment in Massachusetts is a type of employment or workplaceSexual Harassment 1.png discrimination that is based on verbal or physical abuse of a sexual nature. Victims of sexual harassment often suffer from the inability to perform his or her duties, psychological trauma, and, in many cases, a desire to terminate his or her employment to escape the harassment.

Massachusetts Allows Employers to Legally Discriminate Based on Weight

While popular culture continues to perpetuate the notion that "fit" is preferable toDiscrimination and Prejudice.jpg "fat," few people are aware that it's legal in 49 states including Massachusetts to terminate a person for the unforgivable sin of packing a few extra pounds.

infographic: 6 Types of Massachusetts Bosses and How to Work With Them

From a visionary to a commander, there are different types of bosses. By understanding the leadership style of your manager, you'll be able to work with them better and create a path for success. 

Settling Massachusetts Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money

When you're negotiating settlement of a Massachusetts employment action, you have much more to consider than just "how much money." There are many non-monetary remedies that can either alone or combined with money bring the parties to agreement. And how money is paid out can also be a good bargaining chip.

Massachusetts Wage Act Plaintiffs Entitled to Prejudgment Interest

In a recent case, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") resolved a contested issue under the Massachusetts Wage Act, ruling that successful Wage Act plaintiffs are entitled to prejudgment interest on the unpaid wages and other benefits they are awarded.

How Massachusetts Employers Stay Compliant with the ADA

Massachusetts employees are filing complaints under the American Disability ActADA 1.jpg (ADA) with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in record numbers, with over 28,000 complaints filed in 2016, garnering monetary benefits of $131 million.

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