As a racial discrimination lawyer, Michael O. Shea provides employment law representation throughout MA. In the state of Massachusetts, an employer cannot discriminate against you when hiring to fill a position, when firing, or when determining your pay or the conditions or privileges of your employment. An employer must not discriminate against you because of race, national origin, or ancestry.
Under federal law, an employer must not discriminate based on color, race, or national origin (according to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964). Racial discrimination in the workplace may involve verbal harassment in the workplace that can result in a hostile work environment created through the use of ethnic or racial jokes, demeaning name calling, intimidation, or demanding you do humiliating work or suffer humiliation at the hands of fellow employees with or without the consent of the employer. If you are forced to leave a job because of intolerable conditions, such as these, you may have the right to file a claim based upon discrimination in employment. If you feel you are being discriminated against, see your employment lawyer as soon as possible.
Our law office serves the following cities and towns in Massachusetts as well as their surrounding areas:
Agawam, Amesbury, Attleboro, Barnstable, Beverly, Boston, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Chicopee, Easthampton, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Framingham, Franklin, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Marlborough, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, New Bedford, Newburyport, Newton, North Adams, Northampton, Palmer, Peabody, Pittsfield, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Salem. Somerville. Southbridge, Springfield, Taunton, Waltham, Watertown, Westfield, West Springfield, Weymouth, Wilbraham, Winthrop, Woburn, and Worcester.