Massachusetts Discrimination Attorneys
All Massachusetts workers should be able to earn a living in an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Employers cannot use discriminatory reasoning to make workplace decisions. If you were discriminated against in Massachusetts, you need to take action to protect your rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation or other type of legal relief.
At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, our Massachusetts discrimination lawyers have experience handling the full range of employment law cases. We fight aggressively to protect the rights of clients. If you were the victim of unlawful employment discrimination in Massachusetts, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm for a fully confidential initial consultation.
Anti-Discrimination Laws Protect Workers in Massachusetts
If you are employed or are seeking employment in Massachusetts, you are protected under many different anti-discrimination laws. Beyond the state and federal labor regulations listed below, certain cities and counties in Massachusetts have adopted their own additional anti-discrimination laws that may apply to your case, including the following:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act;
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978;
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and
- Massachusetts Fair Employment Act (FEPA).
Discrimination Claims We Handle in Massachusetts
Sex and Gender Discrimination
Gender-based discrimination is prohibited under federal and state employment regulations. If you or your family member was discriminated against on the basis of gender or sex in Massachusetts, you should consult with an experienced attorney immediately.
Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination
Employers are prohibited from engaging in race-based discrimination. Companies cannot discriminate against workers based on their race, color, or their national origin. Victims of racial discrimination or harassment in the workplace should take action to protect their rights.
Age discrimination occurs when an employer takes adverse action against a worker on the basis of their age. Workers should be assessed on their individual strengths and weaknesses, not on general perceptions and stereotypes about their age.
Federal law and Massachusetts state statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Companies should not take adverse action against an employee simply because she became pregnant.
Disability discrimination should not occur in Massachusetts. Disabled workers have a right to fairly compete for positions and to thrive and advance in the workplace. Employers cannot discriminate against a worker based on the fact that they have a protected disability. Massachusetts workers have a right to be judged on their actual qualifications for a position.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
Massachusetts is one of several states that provides considerable legal protections to workers on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. If you were discriminated against in Massachusetts based on actual or perceived LGBTQ status, you should consult with an employment attorney as soon as possible.
Contact Our Massachusetts Discrimination Attorneys Today
At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, our top-rated Massachusetts employment lawyers have extensive experience handling the full range of workplace discrimination claims. If you or your loved one was the victim of on the job discrimination, we are here to help. To set up a fully private initial consultation with an experienced Massachusetts discrimination lawyer, please contact our law firm today or call 617-665-6740.