Massachusetts and/or Federal law prohibit employers from discriminating against employees and applicants based on their national origin or ancestry.
Like many of the clients that we have successfully helped to secure relief and financial compensation, you may be a victim of unlawful national origin discrimination or ancestry discrimination if an employer has taken an adverse employment action against you because of your national origin or ancestry.
- refusing to hire you
- refusing to promote you
- imposing discipline on you
- assigning undesirable work to you
- giving you unjustified evaluation scores
- paying you lower wages or giving you unequal benefits
- denying you admission to a place of public accommodation
- doing things to make it more difficult for you to do your job
- discriminating against you in a place of public accommodation
- subjecting you to workplace harassment or a hostile environment
- terminating, discharging, or laying you off (wrongful termination)
- discriminating against you in any other term or condition of employment
As a victim of unlawful national origin discrimination or ancestry discrimination you may be entitled to various relief, including retroactive reinstatement into your position; promotion; payment for lost wages, benefits & seniority; plus payment for emotional distress damages, medical expenses, medical insurance, attorney's fees/costs and punitive damages.
Waiver of Rights:
Many employees are asked to sign a severance agreement or other document, often called a "General Release" or "Waiver of Rights" or "Release of Rights". If valid, the employee's signature of such an agreement may have the effect of releasing the employer from all legal claims based upon prior events (except those which, by law, cannot be released) and may give up the employee's right to bring legal action or recover damages for any illegal discrimination or other unlawful acts of their employer, which may have occurred previously.
The employment lawyers at Lowrie & Andrew Attorneys at Law are experienced in reviewing these types of agreements and are available to advise you as to your rights, and available courses of action, if you have been asked to sign or have already signed such an agreement.
If you are a victim of unlawful national origin discrimination or ancestry discrimination, we, as experienced Massachusetts discrimination lawyers, can help you get the full relief and compensation that you may be entitled to under the law - through Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination complaints (MCAD complaints); U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints (EEOC complaints); or through Massachusetts or Federal court discrimination litigation.
Our firm can protect your rights and help you fight back against the unjust actions of your employer. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.