Employment Law

Worcester, Massachusetts Employment Law Attorneys

Protect Your Rights in the Workplace. Call 508-762-1397. Serving Middlesex and Hampden Counties .

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 top Massachusetts employment law attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP.

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.

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.

Cases We Handle as Massachusetts Employment Law Attorneys

We have the experience you need when you are facing a variety of issues, including:

  • 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.

Call Us Today for More Information – (508) 570-3037

Do not wait to consult with a Massachusetts 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.

  • “The communication was clear, precise, and consistent; they answered all of our questions with a lot of patience.” - Jeanette F.
  • “They were truly the best attorneys I could have asked for.” - Louie W.
  • “Him and his staff are attentive, and respectful when it came to dealing with this case.” - Nilson Crespo

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