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Discrimination & Harassment

Discrimination and harassment can come in many forms — you need experienced legal counsel on your side.

No one should feel afraid when they are at work. If you have been discriminated against or harassed at work, we can help you decide whether to leave your job or bring an action against a current or former employer. No one should be denied access to services or public spaces. If you have been discriminated against because of a disability, we have the experience to help you fight for equal access. No one should feel unsafe at home. If you are being harassed, we can help you obtain a harassment prevention order.

Why Olin Lippiello LLP?

We have years of experience successfully representing people who have dealt with illegal discrimination and harassment, whether at work, through harassment prevention orders, or in places of public accommodation. Our goal is to ensure your rights are protected. We are committed to ensuring fairness and equal civil rights for those who have been disenfranchised. Whether your situation requires counseling, negotiation, or litigation, we will work tirelessly to make sure you are protected at every stage of the legal process.

Not sure if your situation warrants a legal response?

While there are some situations that are easy to identify as discrimination or harassment, certain conditions can cause you to question yourself. If there is any part of you that thinks your situation might be the result of discrimination or harassment, call us for a free consultation today. We are fiercely dedicated to protecting your rights.

How Olin Lippiello LLP Can Help?

As we strive to be a more just and equitable society, we firmly believe that discrimination and harassment cases need to be taken seriously. At Olin Lippiello LLP, we are equally dedicated to fighting false claims that negatively impact our clients and undermine the legitimacy of true discrimination and harassment charges. As a firm we are committed to fighting legal injustice and dedicated to the protection of civil rights. We are honored to represent the brave individuals who put themselves at the center of a legal battle in order to correct an injustice. Rest assured, whatever your situation, we will go the extra mile to help you when you are feeling most vulnerable. These are not fights you have to do alone—we are with you. Call us at 413-203-0010 today to talk through your situation with a knowledgeable attorney who has a track record of success.

Major Areas of Discrimination and Harassment Law — and What You Need to Know

Harassed individuals are very vulnerable. You feel like you have nowhere to turn. In addition, the laws are confusing and many have strict time limits for bringing a claim. If you believe you have been harassed at work, give us a call. If your situation involves abuse (or alleged abuse) of a family or household member, we are here for you. We can help if the alleged conduct involves stalking or violence, or even threats of violence. We are here to counsel you about your rights, negotiate a resolution if needed, and litigate your case if all else fails. Sexual harassment against women and men is the most common form of unlawful harassment—from unwanted verbal or physical conduct or being subjected to sexually offensive behavior that creates a hostile environment. Illegal sexual conduct ranges from comments about a person’s body or questions about someone’s personal relationships to inappropriate touching and requests for sex. Sexual harassment can impact an individual’s work performance and can create an intimidating, offensive, and hostile work environment.

Lots of discrimination, or unequal treatment, is illegal. This can include discrimination based on gender, age, race, ability, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, and pregnancy. Sometimes discrimination can be proven through “smoking gun” evidence. Often, however, no such evidence exists. Rather, you might be discriminated against–either at work or in places of public accommodation–because of implicit bias. To be sure, deep-rooted prejudices at work or in other public places are often difficult to prove. The law, however, forbids such discrimination.

At Olin Lippiello LLP, we have decades of experience helping clients understand their rights and responsibilities when it comes to both explicit and implicit discrimination. We have counseled many employees and other individuals and been involved in numerous discrimination lawsuits. If you feel you have been discriminated against at work, in your application for a job, or in a place of public accommodation, give us a call. As a client, we will help you understand your rights and work with you to form a plan to address your particular situation.

In Massachusetts, the law protects heterosexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, transsexual, queer and other classifications of orientation from differential treatment because of status. The law provides damages in situations where status or orientation has played a motivating factor in an adverse employment or certain other decisions. The law also protects against discrimination or harassment due to an individual’s status or orientation.

If you feel that you have been (or are being) discriminated against or harassed on the basis of your status, the lawyers at Olin Lippiello LLP can help you understand your rights. We are experienced in handling all types of discrimination claims, including those within the LBGTQ community. In particular, Attorney Lisa Lippiello’s practice is growing within the transgender community with many clients seeking her steadfast commitment to equality and fairness.

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