Salem Gender Discrimination Attorney

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Employers in Massachusetts are prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of gender under the Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act. Accordingly, gender may not be the basis for any employer decisions regarding pay, hiring policies, or promotion criteria. They must also make sure that working environments will not be hostile towards a specific gender and that the work atmosphere is not overly sexual.

What Must be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

Under the Equal Pay act, discrimination can be proven if men and women both work in the same place, do the same job, but are still paid differently. Discrimination claims in Salem can be proven where the employer only hires one gender, promotes employees on the basis of gender, or acts in retaliation against a worker who has complained of employer misconduct.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

Any unwelcome sexual behavior directed at the victim, including physical or verbal acts, is considered to be sexual harassment. An employer in Salem may also potentially be held liable for inappropriate behavior that was conducted by an employee's co-worker.

If the employer allows conduct to create an overly sexual work environment, they might be held liable for sexual harassment in Massachusetts. Gender discrimination is typically difficult to prove without a lawyer because the specifics of proving intent can be complicated. There are also detailed procedures that must be followed when pursuing a claim.

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Life in Salem

Salem is in Essex County of Massachusetts. It is home to Salem State University. In history the city is known because of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Today, people visit Salem and check out sites such as the Nathaniel Bowditch House, Salem Common, The Witch House, Derby Square, Pickering House, Salem Willows Park, Ropes Mansion, and Salem Athenaeum.

Tourism is a significant contributor to Salem's economy. There are small law offices where attorneys have established their practice in many areas of law. Therefore, residents can rest assure that their legal needs can be taken care of.

Famous residents of Salem include Rick Brunson, Jeff Juden, Rob Oppenheim, Nathaniel Bowditch, John Endcott, John Hathorne, Bob Vila, Jack Welch, and Steve Thomas.

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