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Employment Disputes and Discrimination

Our team of employment attorneys at Egan, Flanagan & Cohen is experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about this area of law. We have represented a broad spectrum of clients with a variety of employment discrimination experiences. Our attorneys have obtained six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for our clients in employment discrimination cases. We are committed to fighting for the best interests of our clients.

What is Employment Discrimination?

In the State of Massachusetts, employment discrimination laws are enforced by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Employers with six or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against job applicants and/or current employees due to the employee’s or potential employee’s membership in a protected class.

These laws protect employees from illegal discrimination based on:

  • Race or ethnicity
  • Ancestry or national origin
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Mental or physical disability
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or gender expression
  • Medical conditions
  • Genetic information 
  • Marital status
  • Military and veteran status
  • Retaliation for enforcing legal rights

Know Your Rights

Federal law also provides for protection from certain types of employment discrimination.

If an employee can prove that he or she has been discriminated against due to being part of one of these protected classes, employment discrimination laws may allow the employee to pursue legal action against the employer. Successful employment discrimination actions can also result in the award of double and triple damages as well as payment of attorneys’ fees and case costs by the employer.

Whether you are seeking financial compensation, personal vindication, or simply to ensure this type of discrimination does not happen to others in the future, our attorneys can assist you in clarifying your goals and evaluating the potential benefits and costs of filing an employment discrimination lawsuit.

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As we look toward our second century of working for our clients in Western Massachusetts, we’re proud to provide individuals and businesses the accessibility, integrity, and dedication you expect in a great law firm.