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  • Sexual Harassment Laws Need to Change

    Oct 25, 2017

    Sexual Harassment Time Frames for Filing Sexual harassment laws need to change to protect victims of sexual harassment.  Currently, victims have a very short time frame for filing claims.  The statute of limitations is only 180 calendar days for filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“ EEOC”) or 300 calendar days if a state agency enforces a law that prohibits sexual harassment on the same basis. These limited time frames include weekends and holidays in the calculation. The time frame for filing with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) is

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  • Tech Start-ups and Sexual Harassment

    May 2, 2014

    Sexual harassment and discrimination in tech start-ups is now being reported in the media.  Described as a “bro culture” or “frat house” atmosphere, the behavior and conduct of many employees crosses the line from inappropriate conduct to illegal conduct.  In many instances, the company founders participate or turn a blind eye to it.  In a recent New York Times article, women in the tech industry described a hostile work environment. tech start-ups Why are women in tech start-ups subjected to sexual harassment and discrimination?  I see a number of factors that

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  • Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership

    Apr 3, 2014

    A car dealership has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for over $2 million.  Male employees claimed that the former male lot manager sexually harassed male employees for over ten years.  The conduct included sexual comments, inappropriate grabbing and touching of male employees and frequent solicitations for oral sex.  Over 50 male employees were subjected to sexual harassment.  Male employees at the car dealership had to come forward to complain in order to stop the sexual harassment. Federal and state laws protect both male and female employees from sexual harassment.  Employees can

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  • Supervisors and Sexual Harassment in Massachusetts

    Oct 16, 2013

    Massachusetts has very strict laws that protect employees from supervisors and sexual harassment.. An employer may be held responsible when a supervisor sexually harasses an employee. The company can be held responsible even if others in management didn’t know what was happening. The United States Supreme Court recently held that a supervisor is someone who can take the following actions against an employee: hire fire fail to promote reassign, or make a decision that would cause a significant change in benefits It is important to know that claims relating to superv

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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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