Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the law allows. Below are the top 10 ways employers illegally retaliate against an employee:

  1. Complaining or filing a grievance that you are being treated differently as a result of discrimination.
  2. Complaining about unpaid wages or overtime due and owing.
  3. Complaining to a manger about a safety issue, or filing a complaint with OSHA.
  4. Complaining or filing a grievance that you are victim of sexual harassment.
  5. Filing a claim for worker’s compensation because an employee was injured at work.
  6. Refusing to do something that an employee believes is unlawful.
  7. Reporting fraud to the government for Medicare or other government subsidies.
  8. Being a member of the military or having to leave work to report for duty.
  9. Making a reasonable accommodation request due to an employee’s physical or mental impairment that would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of their job.
  10. Seeking to enforce some provision of an employee handbook.

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