Labor and Employment

Boston Labor and Employment Lawyer

When discrepancies arise in the workplace, employees may feel intimidated by the power and resources of their employer to report any violations of labor laws. Hiring an attorney experienced in employment and labor law will provide you with a voice to protect your rights as a worker.

At Janet, Jenner & Suggs, our Boston labor and employment lawyers are dedicated to protecting and preserving your rights. Our attorneys will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to review your claim and determine if you have grounds for a case that entitles compensation. We have recovered millions for our clients in verdicts and settlements and work on a contigency fee basis, which means we will not charge you any legal fees unless you receive a fair outcome in your case. 

Call 1-877-692-3862 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to begin.

Common Forms of Labor and Employment Disputes

While laws have been created to guarantee fair rights and standards of treatment for workers, employer misconduct and intimidation is still prevalent in the workplace. Common violations of labor laws include:

  • Discrimination or Harassment
  • Wage theft
  • Abuse
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Child labor violations
  • Unsafe workplace
  • Denial of overtime pay to non-exempt employees
  • Denial of pay for labor
  • Breach of employee contract
  • Denying employees required breaks
  • Wrongful termination

If you have been subjected to any forms of labor violations or breach of employment agreements, do not hesitate to seek legal representation or contact our attorneys to file a claim. Our Boston labor and employment lawyers are experienced in fighting for the rights of workers against exploitive companies or employers.

Call 1-877-692-3862 to schedule a free consultation.

Wage and Hour Disputes

Wage theft is one of the most common violations of labor rights. By filing a claim for a wage and hour dispute, you are protecting your financial interests. Wage and hourly disputes are commonly reported because of violations such as:

  • Unpaid overtime
  • Refusing rest breaks or required meal times
  • Making improper deductions from employee paychecks
  • Unequal pay based on gender
  • Failing to provide employees their earned tips
  • Failing to pay past-due commissions or to pay earned vacation time
  • Withholding paychecks
  • Failing to pay wages on time
  • Failing to provide immediate pay to a terminated employee
  • Misclassifying an employee as exempt from overtime

Tampering with or withholding an employee’s wages is a common practice that often goes unnoticed or unreported. Our Boston labor and employment lawyers are well-versed in legislation, such as the Fair Labor and Standards Act, which guarantees employees fair compensation and reasonable working hours.

By consulting with our attorneys, we will identify any violations that might have occurred and help you seek the justice you deserve.

Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to begin.

Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace occurs when a person is treated unfairly for reasons other than his or her work performance. Common cases of workplace discrimination include:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Disablity
  • Veteran status
  • Ethnicity
  • Political preferences
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marital status

It is important that you report discrimination in the workplace immediately after witnessing it. Dismissing or allowing this behavior to continue will lead to dire consequences and further complications for those involved. Whistleblower retaliation is also a serious and illegal form of discrimination. 

If you have been discriminated against or harassed by your employer or co-workers, our Boston labor and employment lawyers can help ensure your rights are protected.

Contact us to begin your free, confidential consultation.

Workplace Harassment

Harassment can take place in many forms and is often committed by co-workers or employers. Whether it takes place in the form of retaliation or is based on discrimination, harassment creates a hostile and unsafe work environment.

Common forms of workplace harassment include:

  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Sexual harassment
  • Physical harassment
  • Emotional or psychological damage
  • Workplace bullying

Workplace harassment can cause great stress for the victim that may lead to severe psychological or physical harm. The effects can be long lasting or permanent and often results in drug addiction, alcoholism or suicide.

Speak with one of our attorneys if you wish to seek help or report any form of discrimination that is taking place at your place of employment.

Call 1-877-692-3862 for to schedule a confidential consultation.

Contact our Boston Labor and Employment Lawyers

The best way to seek justice against an employer who knowingly violates your rights as a worker is to have an understanding of Massachusetts’ labor laws. Employees are protected from theft, harassment and discrimination and should report any violations.

Our attorneys will assist you in filing a claim against an employer or co-worker who has created a corrupt or hostile work environment. Anything you say to us will be private and confidential and will increase the chances of correcting the violation while you seek justice.

Call 1-877-692-3862 to schedule a free, no obligation review of your claim.

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