Most workers in Massachusetts are “at will” employees, unless they’re in a union, protected by a civil service statute or have an employment contract. Unfortunately, this means that many unfair terminations are not illegal. However, there are many ways that terminations can be illegal and it is a good idea to speak with a lawyer in order to explore your rights in your specific wrongful termination situation.
If you were fired because of your sex, age, religion, etc. or for some specific other reasons, including, but not limited to, whistleblowing, responding to jury duty, filing a worker’s compensation claim, complaining about not receiving proper overtime pay or other wages and benefits, trying to take a leave of absence for health issues under the FMLA, trying to form a union, or discussing your working conditions (including comparing pay rates and salaries) with your co-workers, you may have a valid legal claim for wrongful termination.
If you’re not sure whether your termination was illegal but you feel that something very wrong happened and want to discuss it, we can help you figure out your options and next steps. Contact a wrongful termination lawyer Today. 617-870-3737