Jeffrey R. Mazer
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Massachusetts Employment Attorneys
A Civil Right is a legal right or privilege under the Constitution of the United States. Civil rights include Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Assembly, The Right to Vote, Freedom from Involuntary Servitude, Right to equality in public places.
Certain groups and classes are protected by civil rights laws preventing discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin and in some instances, sexual preference
Employment Discrimination law composed of federal and state statutes provides legal protection against Discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers.
The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution limit the power of the federal and state governments to discriminate. [Learn more...]
Sexual harassment can occur in any place at any time and can occur to both men and women. Laws in Massachusetts have been created to protect employees from sexual discrimination in the workplace. Sexual harassment is prohibited by law and forces Massachusetts employers to be responsible in awareness about inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace, and taking steps in it's prevention. [Learn more...]
Unemployment Compensation provides employees with pay when they are terminated from their jobs through no fault of their own. The payment of Unemployment Compensation is meant to give the unemployed worker time to find a new job comparable to the one lost without financial distress. [Learn more...]
Workplace Safety Issues
Workplace Safety and health laws are geared to eliminate personal injuries and illnesses from occurring in the workplace. The laws consist primarily of federal and state statutes, but the main statute protecting the health and safety of workers in the workplace is the Occupational and Safety Health Act. [Learn more...]
Although Masschusetts is an "employment at will" state, an employer may not terminate an employee if they have violated certain rights of that employee as defined by both State and Federal laws. For example an employer may not terminate an employee in retaliation for refusing to aid the employer in illegal activity or for filing a claim under the Workers' Compensation Act. Federal law provides broader protection to employees, making it unlawful to terminate based on discriminatory reasons or in retaliation for exercising a protected "right" under the law. [Learn more...]