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Treading Lightly Within Employment Law

A recent federal court ruling highlighted a risk for employers, particularly small employers, about which you may not be aware. If you are a small business, you may not pay close attention to employment law decisions because many employment laws require a…
d that an employee can bring a claim of FMLA retaliation even if the employee was not eligible for FM…retaliation claim because the employer had erroneously r https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/treading-lightly-within-employment-law/

Preventing Bystander Effect in the Workplace

Much of the standard run-of-the-mill harassment training conducted in the past have not been 100% effective as a prevention tool; the focus mainly being on avoiding legal liability. Litigation is costly to a business, and can drag on for years. It behoove…
but is hesitant to speak up for fear of retaliation. The burden may then be placed only on the v…tness harassment to speak up without fear of retaliation. In fact https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/preventing-bystander-effect-workplace/

Royal Successfully Argues Motion for Summary Judgment

Royal attorneys successfully obtained summary judgment for a Fortune 500 Company in a federal wrongful discharge, defamation, and retaliation lawsuit. The court adopted our position that Plaintiff’s unsupported assertions were not enough to defeat sum…
and retaliation lawsuit.  The court adopted our position https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-successfully-argues-partial-motion-summary-judgment/

Supreme Court Decision on Employment Rights

The Supreme Court of the United States made a 5-4 ruling on Monday voting in favor of narrowing protections to employee rights.
and many workers fear retaliation for their claims. Justice Ginsburg warned th https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/supreme-court-decision-employment-rights/

Royal, P.C. Obtains MCAD Dismissal

Royal attorneys obtained a lack of probable cause finding resulting in the dismissal from the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination for a case filed against a non-profit organization. The Complainant alleged discrimination against our client…
and retaliation.  Royal attorneys argued that the Complainan https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-pc-obtains-mcad-dismissal/

The #MeToo Movement

The remarkable and persistent resonance of the Me Too movement has left several burning questions in its wake. The undeniable validity and necessity of the progress associated with the movement has also left business leaders scrambling to prepare for and …
s fear of retaliation https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/metoo-movement/

Non-Disclosure Agreements - the Good vs. the Bad

In the last few years, the Massachusetts state legislature has passed several new laws that drastically affected businesses operating in the Commonwealth, including the Pay Equity Act to the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act. These new laws have forced many …
harassment and retaliation. The bill would also prevent companies from https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/non-disclosure-agreements-good-vs-bad/

Employers Beware! Lack of Action Leads to Liability

Employers should be aware of a large sexual harassment settlement in Arizona. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General’s Office (ACRD), filed suit on behalf of numerous female emplo…
alleging extreme sexual harassment and retaliation between 2006 and 2012.  The GEO Group operat https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/employers-beware-lack-action-leads-liability/

Legitimate and Nondiscriminatory

The phrase “legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason” is a Defendant (employer)’s best friend in employment discrimination cases. In cases where there is no direct evidence of discrimination, which is virtually all discrimination cases, the Courts will analy…
disability and retaliation.  In addition to other allegations https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/legitimate-and-nondiscriminatory/

The Ever Expanding Risks of Office Romance

Most employers have long recognized the risks associated with romantic relationships in the office. Office relationships, particularly the dissolution of office relationships, can lead to sexual harassment claims, retaliation claims and/or an uncomfortabl…
retaliation claims…e not involved in the romance can have valid retaliation claims…s retaliation claim can be valid even if there was no unde… a retaliation claim could survive https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/ever-expanding-risks-office-romance/

Resolution of Two Decade Old Case

For the layman party to a lawsuit, perhaps the most shocking part of the ordeal is the sheer length of the process. This is particularly true when a case enters the appellate process. Recently, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) is…
D complaint against ISO New England alleging retaliation for the 1996 complaint. Eventually…MCAD complaint alleging that he was fired as retaliation for his previous MCAD claims. At Public Hear https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/resolution-two-decade-old-case/

The Meat of the Problem

Massachusetts Superior Court Judge J. Gavin Reardon, has ruled that unpaid wages in and of itself do not amount to constructive discharge. The Complainant, an employee at a sandwich shop, claimed he was forced to work 45 hours a week and Defendant eventu…
with a clearly articulated retaliation claim https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/meat-problem/

Does Witnessing Sexual Advances Give Claim to a Sexually Hostile Work Environment?

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently allowed a wrongful termination lawsuit to proceed in a situation where the Plaintiff was not even the alleged victim of harassment. A former employee of…
s retaliation claim to move forward…the need for employers to identify potential retaliation claims prior to discharging employees.  As a https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/does-witnessing-sexual-advances-give-claim-sexually-hostile-work-environment/

Royal, P.C. Attorneys Successfully Obtain LOPC Finding in Discrimination and Retalition Case

Royal acquires a lack of probable cause finding for a claim with two EEOC charges. A former employee brought charges of discrimination (sex) and retaliation. The attorneys at Royal, P.C. successfully argued that the employer properly conducted a thorough…
and retaliation. The attorneys at Royal https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-succesfully-obtains-lack-probable-cause-finding/

Royal Attorneys Obtain Lack of Probable Cause in Disability Case

Royal obtained a Lack of Probable Cause finding at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination on behalf of a regional not-for-profit organization in a public accommodation discrimination and retaliation case. In dismissing the case, the MCAD agr…
in a public accommodation discrimination and retaliation case.  In dismissing the case…to the level of disability discrimination or retaliation of an unlawful practice.   https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-attorneys-obtain-lack-probable-cause-disability-case/

Royal acquires MCAD case Dismissal for Lack of Probable Cause

Royal attorneys obtained a Lack of Probable Cause finding at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination on behalf of a regional non-profit human services agency in a disability discrimination and retaliation case. In dismissing the case against o…
es agency in a disability discrimination and retaliation case. In dismissing the case against our cli https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-acquires-mcad-case-dismissal-lack-probable-cause/

What to Expect at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

On May 5, 2017, Royal attorney Timothy M. Netkovick presented on what to expect at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
and retaliation.  Now what https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/what/

What to Expect at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Imagine one afternoon an envelope from the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) arrives in the mail. You are filled with dread as you discover that a former employee has filed a complaint alleging discrimination, harassment, and retalia…
and retaliation.  Now what https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/what-expect-massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination2/

What to Expect at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

On March 2, 2017, Royal, P.C. hosted a roundtable seminar on what to expect at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
and retaliation. Now what… or retaliation https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/what-expect-massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination/

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