The laws for wrongful termination or discharge vary widely from state to state. In an "at-will employment" state, which includes most states, employers may hire or fire for any cause or for no cause at all. If the reason for termination or discharge, however, is a pretext for some underlying illegal reason, then it may be considered wrongful termination. Illegal reason to terminate an employee under Massachusetts law and the Federal Civil Rights Act can include retaliation for filing a claim of discrimination, sexual harassment, or hostile work environment. Likewise, retaliation after a whistleblower action can be considered wrongful termination. Contact an attorney for legal advice about a wrongful termination case in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
The NELA strives toward a world where employees are paid a living wage, that is free of employment discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination.
Lawyer Referral Service in Boston, MA - For more than 50 years, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) has sponsored a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). The community based non-profit service helps individuals find a local attorney in Boston, Suffolk County, and the surrounding areas of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Hundreds of attorneys participate in the program and serve on one of 300 different practice area panels. In exchange for a $25 consultation fee, you can have a 30 minute consultation with the attorney to discuss the case and the attorney fees needed for additional representation.