Massachusetts and Federal law prohibit employers from committing retaliation against employees who have engaged in certain legally protected activities.
Like many of the clients that we have successfully helped to secure relief and financial compensation, you may be a victim of unlawful workplace retaliation, if your employer has taken a negative adverse employment action against you because you did any of the following:
Even if your prior legally protected activity involved allegations of discrimination against a former employer, it is unlawful for your current employer to retaliate against you.
As a victim of unlawful retaliation, you may be entitled to various relief, including retroactive reinstatement into your position; promotion; payment for lost wages, benefits & seniority; payment for emotional distress damages, medical expenses, medical insurance, attorney's fees/costs and punitive damages.
Many employees are asked to sign a severance agreement or other document, often called a "General Release" or "Waiver 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 retaliation, discrimination or other unlawful acts of their employer, which may have occurred previously or as a basis for the termination.
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 retaliation, we, as experienced Massachusetts discrimination lawyers, can help you get the full relief and compensation that you may be entitled to under the law.
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.
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