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Q: What does the law of Massachusetts say about termination of employment for an expectant / pregnant woman for no reason?

Is this permissible? Or are there laws protecting women from this type of sex discrimination? Thank you.

Simon B Mann
Simon B Mann answered on Dec 28, 2015

Yes, there are laws that protect pregnant women in the workplace. Ch 151B in Massachusetts is the state anti-discrimination law and it may provide protection in your case. You may want to consult with any attorney. An employer cannot treat you differently than similarly situated non-pregnant... Read more »

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Q: Question about employers switching you from salary to hourly?

My job is switching me from flex salary to hourly. However, paid days off I'd use to receive $16.25, being my base pay an hour. My flex salary was 40 hours is $650 & 50 hours is $715. Now they are switching it to being $13 an hour with overtime. With paid days off $13 an hour instead of... Read more »

Simon B Mann
Simon B Mann answered on Dec 28, 2015

You are probably an at will employee so your employer has a lot of control over your salary, but if you are a member if a protected class and they are changing your salary but not other similarly situated co-workers, you may have a potential claim.

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