The wave of workplace harassment allegations dominating headlines in recent weeks has been a wake-up call to employers to review their anti-harassment policies in Massachusetts. However, the best-drafted policies are meaningless unless companies have an investigation protocol in place that mandates a prompt and thorough investigation of any complaints of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
Massachusetts G.L. ch. 151B is the state statute that prohibits discrimination based on disability, and the interpretation of that statute sometimes differs from the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One area where the two statutes diverge is an employer's obligation to transfer an employee to a vacant position.
While popular culture continues to perpetuate the notion that "fit" is preferable to "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.
Did you know that 1 out of 5 adults has a mental health issue? That meansthat every two to three families are dealing with a mental health issue at any given time. Look down the street. That means every other household in your own neighborhood is likely dealing with a mentally ill family member. You are far from alone, even though it may feel that way sometimes, especially when dealing with a case in family court.
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.