On July 11, 2023, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) declined to extend its early COVID-19 emergency orders to the time limits established for filing a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).
Articles Discussing Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination Statute.
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that, in certain instances, an employee can access and obtain an employer’s records in order to support a claim of employment discrimination. Verdrager v. Mintz Levin, No. SJC-11901 (May 31, 2016).
In keeping with actions taken by other states, such as California and New York, Massachusetts is poised to pass an updated equal pay law that will greatly expand the ability of individuals to bring claims for violations of equal pay. The proposed law also puts limits on an employer’s effort to seek information about an applicant’s salary history during the interview process. The current proposal recently passed unanimously in the state Senate, and is now before the House of Representatives.