Areas of Law

Employment

When should I contact an employment lawyer?

  • I think I was unfairly fired from my job.
  • I think I have been discriminated against by my employer.
  • My employer is violating company policies and procedures.
  • I need to obtain unemployment benefits.
  • I have concerns about my benefits including: vacation pay, leave, severance and Worker’s Compensation.
  • I believe my work conditions are unsafe.
  • I have not been paid for hours that I have worked.

Why should I hire an employment lawyer?

A qualified employment law lawyer can help make sure that your best interests are taken into consideration throughout the duration of your case. A lawyer can help you review and analyze all of your employment contracts, documents, and files. Hiring a qualified attorney to review your unique situation could make a big difference in the outcome of your case.

How do I choose an employment lawyer?

Employment law cases often require a thoughtful and focused analysis of your situation and may require decisions to be made in a short period of time. It is important to hire a lawyer who is familiar with the complexities of employment law in Massachusetts. The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service can help connect you with an experienced lawyer to suit your individual needs.

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