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 Worcester 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 Worcester County, MA - The Worcester County Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service from its offices in Worcester, MA. The non-profit public service helps individuals and businesses find a qualified local attorney with experience in the needed practice area. The service does not provide any pro bono services. It is intended for individuals who can afford reasonable attorney fees but need help finding the right attorney.