In Massachusetts, most employees are employed at-will, which means that employers can fire them for any reason, as long as it is not an illegal reason. However, there are many situations in which employers may not terminate an at-will employee. The following are examples of wrongful termination:
Termination based on an employee's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age (if over 40) or sexual identity
Termination in retaliation for asserting a legal right or complaining about the safety of working conditions
Termination for whistleblowing
Termination to avoid paying an employee his or her earned commission
Terminating an employee for refusing to commit illegal acts
Whatever the reason for your termination, Mason Law will evaluate it carefully to see if it constitutes a wrongful termination. Mason Law works closely with clients to determine the best course of action and to vigorously protect their rights.
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