Employment Discrimination

Although Massachusetts is an “at will” employment state, which means that an employee can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, there are a few exceptions to the “at will” rule.

One of these exceptions is if the employer took an “adverse employment action”, whether it is termination, laying off, demotion, reduction in pay, denial of rights or privileges which are given to other similarly situated employees, based on discrimination.

Under Massachusetts law, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against, terminate or otherwise treat any employee adversely based on his or her race, age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, disability or national origin.  M.G.L. c. 151B

If you have been discriminated against for any of these reasons, call MacLellan Law Firm for a free consultation: 617-980-5999.

MacLellan Law Firm handles the following types of cases:

  • Wrongful Termination;
  • Employment Discrimination on the basis of sexual harassment;
  • Employment Discrimination on the basis of age;
  • Employment Discrimination on the basis of national origin;
  • Employment Discrimination on the basis of handicap or disability;
  • Employment Discrimination regarding pregnancy and/or breast feeding;
  • Employment Discrimination on the basis of prior drug addiction;
  • Employment Discrimination on the basis of alcoholism;
  • Employment Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation;
  • Employment Discrimination on the basis of transgender;
  • Employment Discrimination on the basis of race.

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