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Discrimination in Employment & Public Accommodation

Discrimination, in a variety of forms, remains an unfortunate reality in the workplaces and places of public accommodation in Massachusetts. Fortunately, individuals have a variety of statutory and constitutional rights and remedies which empower them to oppose unlawful discrimination. Unfortunately, these same rights and remedies are sometimes abused by disgruntled employees or patrons, and may form the basis for expensive and time-consuming litigation. Toomey Legal strives to protect its client's interests by rapidly and effectively investigating claims of discrimination, addressing ongoing discriminatory practices or concerns, employing alternative dispute resolution when prudent, and aggressively pursuing favorable rulings in the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Massachusetts courts when necessary.

Massachusetts allows victims to recover damages for unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has initial jurisdiction over most kinds of discrimination claims, and complainants typically must file there before pursuing their claims in court. The initial filings required by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination are important, and often control the tone of litigation within the agency and in the courts thereafter. If you or your business are in need of legal advice or representation regarding a claim for discrimination, Toomey Legal offers experienced counsel at affordable rates.