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Massachusetts Employer Retaliation is Illegal. If Your Employer Has Retaliated Against You For Filing a Massachusetts Worker's Compensation Claim, Call Our Boston, Massachusetts Worksite Injury Lawyer Experts Today at 617-787-3700.

Despite the advantages that Massachusetts workers’ compensation programs provide to both Massachusetts employers and Massachusetts employees, sometimes Massachusetts employers may choose to retaliate against a Massachusetts employee for filing or even discussing filing a Massachusetts workers' compensation claim. In Massachusetts, employees have legal rights in response to these adverse, retaliatory actions.

Most commonly, people think of retaliation in the form of retaliatory discharge. Retaliatory discharge in the context of filing a Massachusetts workers’ compensation claim is the unjust termination of a Massachusetts employee for pursuing his or her Massachusetts workers' compensation rights. Unjust and illegal Massachusetts employer retaliation can also come in other ways, including:

  • Adverse wage action
  • Demotion
  • Discrimination
  • Fabricated negative employment references
  • Failure to promote
  • Harassment
  • Intimidation and isolation
  • Interference with the Massachusetts workers’ compensation claims process
  • Negative reassignment or transfer
  • Refusal to rehire
  • Threats of adverse job action
  • Undeservedly poor performance review
  • Unreasonable change in job duties
  • Unwarranted disciplinary action

The withholding of other benefits, such as vacation, scheduling requests or insurance can also constitute employer retaliation. Massachusetts employers may still legitimately terminate or discipline any Massachusetts employee, regardless of workers' compensation status, as long as the firing or disciplinary action is not a pretext for workers' compensation retaliation and the action is not in violation of any other Massachusetts employment laws.

Our Boston, Massachusetts Worksite Injury Lawyer Specialists Are Experts With Respect to Massachusetts Employer Retaliation Cases. Call Our Boston, MA Worker's Compensation Law Firm Today at 617-787-3700. Our Boston Lawyers Are Available 24/7.

Massachusetts provides legal remedies for Massachusetts employees whose employers have retaliated against them for initiating Massachusetts workers' compensation claims. Massachusetts retaliatory discharge lawsuits can be filed against Massachusetts employers who retaliate against Massachusetts workers who exercise their Massachusetts workers' compensation rights. If you encounter any form of retaliation from your Massachusetts employer in a workers' compensation matter, an experienced Boston workers' compensation rights attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates can advise you of your legal options. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at

Seeking Massachusetts worker’s compensation benefits can be a very difficult process. Unfortunately, many Massachusetts employers will deny the extent of the injury that the employee suffered, or the Massachusetts employer may deny that the injury even took place at all. The expert and highly skilled Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorneys at our Boston, MA law firm have over two decades of experience in handling complicated Massachusetts worker’s compensation claims. A number of the Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorneys that are available to our clients through referral agreements have been recognized in Boston Magazine as Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers. The Boston Globe has named many of our attorneys as Boston’s Best Lawyers. Several of our Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorneys have also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.

There is a wide range of types of injuries that the victim of a Massachusetts worksite or work-related accident can suffer. The injuries that give rise to a Massachusetts worker’s compensation claim can be minor, and may include soft-tissue injuries and non-threatening neck or back injuries. On the other hand, Massachusetts worker injuries can be very severe and life altering. Some injuries can be potentially life-threatening, including broken bones and traumatic, permanent head injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a Massachusetts work-related injury, there are a number of remedies and money damages that may be available. Typically, worker’s compensation damages include payment for medical expense reimbursement, lost wages, disability payments, and a percentage of the average income of the injured employee in the event that the Massachusetts worker suffers scars or disfigurement on the job.

In the most extreme circumstances, a Massachusetts worker may be the victim of Massachusetts wrongful death. In these instances, the family of the deceased is entitled to recovery on the victim’s behalf for significant money damages. Wrongful death compensation typically accounts for the emotional loss of the victim’s family, in addition to the financial, economic losses that the family may sustain as a result of the victim’s death. The Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorneys at our Boston, MA law firm have significant experience and expertise in calculating highly complicated damage awards in these instances. We also work with a wide range of medical experts and other professionals to ensure that the details of the victim’s death are adequately assessed and documented. Our Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorneys are not satisfied with the outcome of a client’s case unless the client is completely content with their damage award and the results obtained in the case.

If you or a loved one has suffered a Massachusetts work-related injury, you should not hesitate to contact one of our nationally-recognized Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorneys. There is a Massachusetts statute of limitations that limits the amount of time that you may have to file a claim. Failure to act within the necessary time period will forever bar you or your loved one from recovering for any of the work injuries or money damages that were sustained. Contact one of our expert and highly skilled Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at Your needs are our top priority!

Every state in our country has a strict statute of limitations that limits the amount of time that you or your loved one has to make a claim for job site personal injuries. The Massachusetts statute of limitations for third party work-related claims and Massachusetts worker’s compensation claims sets forth how much time you have to file a Massachusetts lawsuit or settle your case. If that time passes, and you have not yet filed a lawsuit or agreed to a voluntary settlement, you will be unable to pursue your work-related damages case at all and will be forever barred from recovering money damages. So please do not wait. Call our Boston job site injury lawyers today at 617-787-3700!

If You Have Filed a Massachusetts Worker's Compensation Claim, It Is Illegal For Your Massachusetts Employer To Retaliate Against You. If You Are The Victim of Massachusetts Employer Retaliation, Call Our Boston, Massachusetts Worksite Injury Lawyer Experts Today at 617-787-3700. Your Needs Are Our Top Priority!

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