EEO - Retaliation: Massachusetts
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Daniel J. Blake and Justin M. Sheldon, LeClairRyan
- Employers who retaliate against former employees are liable for violation of the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Law. See Retaliation Under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Law.
- Under Massachusetts law, plaintiff employees have a higher burden of proof than they would under federal law. See Establishing a Claim of Retaliation.
- Massachusetts courts have not given employers clear direction regarding what types of employments decision are prohibited adverse employment actions. See Establishing a Claim of Retaliation.