Have you been treated unfairly at your place of employment? Are you upset about this but unsure of what to do next? If so, there is one thing you should keep in mind: you have rights and there are workplace laws in place to protect these rights.
There are many types of workplace discrimination, with some of the most common related to treatment based on gender, race, religion, national origin, age, handicap, and sex.
For example, age discrimination could happen if you are passed on for a promotion because you are an older employee nearing retirement age. In short, your employer is violating the law if you are treated differently than others at a similar level within the company.
It is not always easy to answer this question, especially since you likely don’t have a lot of experience and knowledge of this area of the law.
If you have been discriminated against, you may be entitled to receive compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, medical benefits, and/or attorney fees.
Once you report the issue to your boss and human resource representative, it is time to contact an experienced workplace discrimination attorney. From there, your claim will be evaluated and a course of action outlined.
As you will find on our discrimination in the workplace page, there is a 300-day statute of limitations from the date of the most recent offense as enforced by Massachusetts law.
If you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, contact us today to discuss your claim.