Salem Wrongful Termination Lawyers

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Most employment in Massachusetts considered to be "at-will". This means that either the employer or employee can terminate the employment at any given moment, and for any reason. The only basic exception in "at-will" employment arrangements is that the termination may not be done for reasons which violate the law.

Employment not falling in the "at will" category is subject to different limitations and requirements, so you should be sure to learn the classification of your work setup. Usually, if your employment arrangement was for a set term, it is not "at will", and the employment can only be terminated according to procedure contained in the contract.

What are the Illegal Grounds for Terminating At Will Employment in Massachusetts?

In a Massachusetts at-will employment, discrimination is the most common illegal ground for terminating an employee. Termination by an employer cannot be done on the basis of race, nationality, gender, or religion. Salem employers are further prohibited from firing at-will employees in order to retaliate against them for filing a legal discrimination claim or initiating an investigation of discrimination.

Additionally, employers are prohibited by the Family and Medical Leave act from firing those employees who take leave in order to address family or medical concerns. Lastly, employers cannot fire employees who are simply exercising a legal right, performing an obligation under law, or refusing to do an illegal act.

Do I Need a Massachusetts Attorney for My Wrongful Termination Case?

A local Salem, Massachusetts attorney can better inform you about whether a wrongful termination has occurred, and will also help in gathering the appropriate documents for your case. There may also be unique procedures that an attorney can shepherd you through.

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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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