Discrimination in Hiring, Firing, and Workplace Policies
Worcester Workplace Discrimination Lawyers
Employment Law Attorneys in Massachusetts
Unfortunately, employers often engage in discrimination when making decisions about hiring or firing employees, or establishing workplace policies and practices. Murphy & Rudolf, LLP provides legal services for clients who have been discriminated against by their employers.
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- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Genetic information
- Maternity status
- Gender identity
- Participation or application to uniformed military service, including the National Guard
- Disability status
- Criminal record
- Mental health
Sometimes the discrimination is obvious and is accompanied by direct statements that reflect a clear bias against particular people. In those cases, it may be easier to prove that discrimination occurred. The Worcester employment law attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP have helped protect the rights of many clients and can provide passionate legal representation.
Discrimination in Hiring, Firing, Policies, & Practices
If you have reason to believe that you were not hired, fired, or otherwise treated unfairly by an employer because of a personal characteristic, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit to enforce your rights. Discrimination in the workplace can sometimes be difficult to perceive, and employers may make up excuses for decisions that were actually based on bias. No matter what excuse is made, an employer’s action is illegal if the reason for it was discriminatory.
This protection applies not only to decisions about hiring and firing, but also to workplace policies and practices. For example, your employer must make reasonable accommodations for religious obligations that you may have. A discriminatory workplace policy or practice is not justified even if it has been in place for a long time or does not discriminate against most employees.
Protection Against Workplace Discrimination
It is illegal for employers to discriminate or to encourage, compel, or coerce others to participate in discrimination. Furthermore, if you object to discriminatory policies or decisions in your workplace, your employer may not legally retaliate against you. At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, you can receive caring and tenacious representation to fight for your rights.
The extent of the protection against discrimination may depend on your circumstances. For example, in the exceptional situation where a person’s age is a legitimate aspect of the qualifications for a particular job, then an employer may refuse to hire a person who is not qualified based on age. In most circumstances, however, it is illegal to base workplace decisions on personal characteristics.
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