Legal Questions & Answers

I was the only one fired for failing a drug test. Isn’t this discrimination?

Additional  Information: I work for a company in Ashland, MA that has over 50 employees and was recently fired for failing a drug test. There were several  of us that … more

In MA is it legal for an interviewer to ask if I’ve been convicted of a felony?

Additional  Information: During a recent job interview, I was asked if I was ever convicted of a felony.   I felt I had to answer the question so I answered honestly, … more

What does MA law allow employers to say in a reference check?

Additional Information: I’m been unemployed for 6 months and have been applying for jobs and interviewing but have received no job offers.  Then I got to wondering what my former … more

Can I collect pay out of unused vacation time?

Additional Information: I’m coming up on my 5 year anniversary with a Worcester MA company.  I will be giving my 2 weeks notice around the time of my 5 year … more

I have just returned to work after maternity leave. What are my legal rights?

Additional Information: I have recently gone back to work after taking maternity leave. Before I went on leave, I created a new work schedule with my manager for when I … more

My job was eliminated. What are my rights?

Additional Information: Back in August, my position as an Inside Sales rep for a Framingham MA company was eliminated.  I was moved over to the marketing department. I was never … more

What are my legal risks for breaking my employment contract?

Additional Information: I work in the IT department of a school in the Greater Boston area (Wakefield to be exact). As part of my terms of employment, I have to … more

Can my current employer give a potential employer a bad reference about me?

ATTORNEY ANSWER: The short answer to this question is yes, your employer can say whatever he or she likes about you and your work performance to a potential new employer … more

Can my old boss sue me based on a confidentiality agreement?

Additional Information: I recently left my job at an IT company to start my own business. My old boss says he will sue me if I open a business in … more