The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continues to roll out and revise guidance in light of the pandemic. Note that EEOC is a federal agency, but the state agency (Mass. Commission Against Discrimination, which is usually the better place to file complaints) often looks to EEOC guidance.
FEP has had several letters published in the New York Times and Boston Globe. Our most recent was a letter to the NYT with concerns about workers being required to sign waivers before returning to workplaces, especially when there were questions about safety: “Don’t Ask Returning Workers to Sign a Waiver”
We are proud to lend our support as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in cases of particular importance to workers. In 2020 we signed on as amicus in Rosario v. Caring Bees Healthcare. When Anais Rosario filed a lawsuit for sexual harassment, she was counter-sued her by the alleged harasser. The trial court denied Ms. Rosario’s motion to dismiss the counterclaims under the state Anti-SLAPP statute, which is meant to deter retaliatory lawsuits. FEP joined the Mass. Employment Lawyers Association and several other organizations to support Ms. Rosario’s successful appeal of that decision. Ms. Rosario was represented by Bennett & Belfort.
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