Employment Lawyers in Worcester County
Protect Your Rights in the Workplace. Call (508) 744-3038.
Even though most employees are “at will,” both Massachusetts
and federal laws protect employees and people seeking employment from
unfair practices. If you believe that you have been treated unfairly by
an employer, call the Worcester employment law attorneys at Murphy &
- When you retain Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, you benefit from all of the following:
- 50 years of combined experience
- The resources and knowledge to look at your case from multiple angles
- We keep a small case load so we can devote a lot of time to each case
- Diligent case preparation and aggressive representation
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Employers who have engaged in particularly egregious conduct may be liable
for punitive damages. The attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP evaluate
your case and determine whether your rights may have been violated. No
employee should have to tolerate unfair treatment by an employer. If you
have a claim, we can help make you whole again.
Cases We Handle
- We have the experience you need when you are facing a variety of issues,
Wrongful termination, such as discrimination, “constructive discharge,” or “constructive
termination,” or a situation in which an employer makes the work
environment so difficult for an employee that the employee is forced to quit.
Discrimination in hiring, firing, and workplace policies, including discrimination based on age, race, gender, maternity status,
sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or ancestry.
Unpaid wages and benefits, such as when you believe that you have not been paid for time worked,
overtime, or have not received benefits. You may have a claim under the
Massachusetts Wage Act and /or the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Misclassification as an independent contractor when a company issues 1099 tax forms illegally. If you feel that you have
been treated as an independent contractor when you are actually an employee,
you may have a right to recover unpaid compensation.
Sexual harassment which is sadly common and should not be tolerated. The law protects employees
from harassment, and if you have been harassed at work you have the right
to take action.
Occupational license defense for health care providers, realtors, childcare providers, casino workers,
liquor store owners, accountants, attorneys, and contractors. If you are
charged with a crime, your license may be in jeopardy.
If your employer has retaliated against you simply because you complained
about a wrongful workplace policy or practice, you may have a claim against
the employer. The law acknowledges the power that employers often have
over their employees, and that employees would be afraid to challenge
unfair employment practices without adequate legal protection.
Non-Compete Agreements & Waivers
If your employer made you sign a non-compete agreement, you should make
sure that the agreement does not violate Massachusetts law. Non-compete
agreements that unreasonably restrict your right to work may be illegal
and unenforceable. If your employer asks you to sign a waiver form that
could release rights you have, you should consult with an attorney before
agreeing to sign. Some waivers may not be enforceable.
Other Employee Rights
There are many statutes and regulations that apply to the workplace, and
employees often have rights that they do not realize they have. Because
individual circumstances vary so much, it is worth consulting an attorney
if you have reason to believe that your employer is treating you unfairly.
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Do not wait to consult with a Worcester employment law attorney at Murphy
& Rudolf, LLP. In some cases, either the law or practical considerations
may require you to take action promptly. It is paramount that you begin
working on your case immediately.
- Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation and
- Unpaid wages and benefits
- Lost income
- Attorneys’ fees
Call Murphy & Rudolf, LLP at (508) 744-3038 or
contact us online.