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Employer can be sued for retaliation

Given some evidence that an employer’s proffered reasons for firing a former employee could be construed as pretextual, a lawsuit alleging that the termination was made in retaliation for the employee’s complaint about workplace racial discrimination can go forward. While ...

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Court issues verdict on employee misclassification

Wooden gavel

According to employer-side attorneys, a recent Massachusetts verdict in favor of an employer in a misclassification case should bring comfort to employers who contract with “legitimate” businesses for independent contractors’ services. But plaintiffs’ side employment attorneys say that they hope ...

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