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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Massachusetts on
Q: Equal facilities within the workplace.

I have worked in the same job for 20+ years The male employees have, and have had a changing/ workout and showering area. Female employees, having no private area, they complained and were given a public bathroom with a sign put on the door and now a lock on it. Complaints are still being made as... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 11, 2016

This may evidence gender-based discrimination at your place of work. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any... Read more »

Q: I was terminated from my job is this legal and or fair

I was recorded talking about my boss and did not know ! also they said there firing me as an example! i was never ever given a verbal warning or written in the 20 yrs worked there, when all other people get warnings

Nan Evans
Nan Evans answered on Oct 10, 2016

It certainly sounds unfair, which does not necessarily make it illegal. I would need more information about the overall situation before answering about the legality. For example, did people get warnings for talking about the boss or for other types of "misbehavior?" Did you know you were... Read more »

Q: Can a person file a claim only against the types of discrimination enumerated in the act against discrimination?

For example the MGLs against discrimination prohibit discriminating against a person on the basis of color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, marital status...etc

but there are cases when the discriminatory behavior is strongly and obviously manifest yet it is... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 7, 2016

Not enough information to tell. Suggest you talk to a member of the Mass Academy of Trial Lawyers who handles the area

involved (employment, education, putlic access, etc). They'll give you a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: How much can you get in a police department lawsuit for not getting your medication while incarcerated?
Marshall Jason Ray
Marshall Jason Ray answered on Apr 29, 2016

You should meet with an attorney in your state to assess the strength and potential value of your specific case. Settlement or judgment values are unpredictable and are based on many factors, including the overall strength of the case and the extent of the injuries that you suffered.

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