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  • Age Discrimination Claims in Massachusetts

    Feb 8, 2012

    During the recession many companies in Massachusetts have been laying off or firing employees who are older workers.   Employees who have been let go are often concerned that their employer may have violated Massachusetts or federal age discrimination laws. Laws,  including Massachusetts General Laws 151B and the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA),  provide protections to employees and prohibit discrimination in employment.  An employer may not legally subject an employee to an “adverse action” in employment because of the employee’s age, if the employ

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  • Upcoming Presentation on Severance Agreements

    Jan 19, 2011

    On Tuesday,  January 25th at noon I will present on what you need to know about severance agreements at the Boston Society of Architects for the Admistration and HR Group.  We’ll discuss when it is appropriate to use severance agreements, what terms are typically negotiated, and what needs to be in the agreement in order to release age discrimination claims.  We’ll also briefly discuss the recent race discrimination decision described in the prior post. If you have any questions concerning severance agreements, contact Boston, Massachusetts employment lawyer Maura Greene at 61

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  • MCAD’s Testing Program Targets Discriminatory Hiring Practices

    Nov 12, 2010

    Although not widely known among employers, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) has a testing program that is designed to test, gather data and make recommendations to initiate claims of discriminatory hiring practices.  The MCAD uses “Paired Testing” whereby two job candidates who are matched in credentials, except for some characteristic such as age, race or sex, apply for similar positions.  The MCAD analyzes the employer’s responses to job applicants to determine whether the company engaged in discriminatory hiring or placement pract

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  • Welcome: Massachusetts Employment Blog

    Jun 8, 2010

    Welcome and thank you for visiting our Massachusetts employment  blog. We are Boston employment lawyers, located on Beacon Hill.  We represent individual employees in workplace matters.  We handle sexual harassment, age discrimination, racial discrimination and other discrimination cases.  Our firm has successfully recovered overtime pay, wages, tips and commissions for employees.  We represent executives and other professionals who are transitioning out of their jobs.  We have successfully resolved glass ceiling and failure to promote cases.  We represent individuals in biotechnology,

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