Boston Employment Lawyer

Not all employers treat their employees fairly. Many infringe upon employees’ rights and break the law. An employer’s negligence, recklessness or intentional wrongdoing could negatively impact employees. If you are a wronged employee in Boston, learn your rights by contacting Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP. You may be able to bring a claim against your employer for harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination or other grounds. Our attorneys can help you with the legal process for the best possible results. Call (617) 391-9001 today to learn more during a free consultation.

Reasons to Hire Our Boston Employment Lawyers

  • We have been a source of honest information, personalized legal services and aggressive representation for Massachusetts employees for over 30 years.
  • We have award-winning lawyers available to help you with your case. One of our partners, Hon. Thomas T. Merrigan (Ret.) is a former Trial Judge of the Year.
  • We accept all clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge on our employment law cases until we obtain the client financial compensation.

How Can a Boston Employment Lawyer Help your Claim?

Hundreds of workplaces in Massachusetts violate employees’ rights. They may do so intentionally to save time or money or they may not realize they are breaking the law at all. Many employees do not recognize legal or ethical violations until they have suffered a loss such as job termination or a pay cut. Hiring an employment law attorney can give you the power to fight back against an employer. Your attorney can help you exercise your rights and demand fair treatment, pay and benefits. Hiring a lawyer will optimize your odds of a positive case outcome. From answering all your questions to taking care of the filing process, your lawyer can handle many tasks for you while you focus on the future.

Boston, Massachusetts Employment Laws

At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we are dedicated to employment law. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience across many practice areas within employment law. We can help with cases in Boston concerning workplace discrimination and harassment, wage and hour violations, workers’ compensation claims, whistleblowing, retaliation, wrongful termination, and more. Our lawyers can explain your rights in any employment situation. We understand all related laws in Massachusetts.

  • It is against state and federal law to discriminate against an employee based on a protected class, such as race, religion, disability, pregnancy or age.
  • No employer may retaliate against an employee for a protected class; nor may an employer retaliate against a worker for reporting legal or ethical violations.
  • Every employer in Massachusetts must pay workers at least the state, county or federal minimum wage (whichever is greater). As of January 1, 2020, the state minimum wage in Massachusetts is $12.75 per hour.
  • All employees must receive mandatory 30-minute meal breaks (unpaid) during shifts of more than six hours. The law does not include mandatory rest breaks.
  • Most employers must provide certain employee benefits and time off, including sick leave and parental leave.

This is a basic overview of some of Massachusetts’ most important employment laws. If you believe an employer has violated any of your rights under state or federal law, please contact us for a comprehensive review of your case. You may have grounds to file a complaint or claim against your employer in pursuit of compensation.

Contact a Boston Employment Lawyer Today

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP has aggressively litigated hundreds of employment cases in our 30-plus years of experience. We have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We proudly serve all employees in the Boston area, offering free legal advice and client-centered representation on a contingency fee basis. Learn more about your case today. Call us at (617) 391-9001 or contact us through our online form to schedule your free consultation.

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