Wrongful Termination Attorneys in Worcester
Providing Massachusetts Employment Law Services
If you have been terminated from your employment and you suspect that the termination was improper, the Worcester employment law attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can help. We have experience handling wrongful termination cases in Massachusetts, and our team is well equipped to walk you through the process.
Call us today at (508) 425-6330 for a free consultation.
Understanding Wrongful Termination
Most employees in Massachusetts, like anywhere else in the United States, are “at will,” meaning that they work for an unspecified amount of time and can quit or be fired at almost any time, for almost any reason. There are some exceptions, however, to this rule. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate on the basis of certain personal characteristics in making the decision to terminate an employee, and the Worcester employment law attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can defend you in court.
Damages you may be entitled to in a wrongful termination claim include:
- Lost pay
Attorney’s fees and costs
If you have reason to believe that you were fired, not hired, or otherwise treated unfairly by an employer because of a personal characteristic or trait, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit to enforce your rights. Murphy & Rudolf, LLP is a member of Boston Bar Association and the Worcester County Bar Association and has a thorough knowledge of federal and state employment laws. We can work to protect your rights and defend you in court against your employer or company if necessary.
Breach of Implied Contract
Sometimes employers make promises or establish procedures that become part of the workplace expectations. Even if you are an “at will” employee and do not have a written contract, you may be able to argue that you had an implied contract with your employer that prevented the employer from terminating you in a particular manner or under certain circumstances, including to avoid paying your bonus or commission. This would be known as a breach of the “covenant of good faith and fair dealing” between an employer and employee.
Retaliation Laws in Massachusetts
The law prohibits employees from being terminated in retaliation for taking certain actions (or refusing to take certain actions). Employees have a right to complain to their employers about illegal practices in the workplace, including discrimination and harassment, without being fired as a consequence. In some situations, employees may have a right to organize with other employees to improve working conditions or wages.
Employees may also be protected for refusing to participate in illegal activity. Furthermore, they are protected for reporting their employers to the appropriate authorities if necessary. If you believe that you were fired in retaliation for doing something that you had a right to do, the Worcester employment lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can discuss your options for being reinstated and seeking compensation.
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