You should contact an employment attorney in your area. If this company is discriminating against you based on your age, they are violating your rights under federal and state laws and you can file a claim against them at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Discrimination can be hard to prove, though, particularly in cases where the employer fails to hire.
You can search on Avvo for an attorney or contact the Massachusetts...
No. You can file a complaint with the Board of Bar Overseers, but he won't be disbarred. His license will not be suspended. I doubt he will even get a formal admonishment.
Ethical rules are designed to protect people from attorneys engaging in illegal behavior. While attorneys are held to a higher standard than other individuals in some areas, in general, there is no requirement that they be nice or accepting of other people.
In the future, let your attorney deal with your wife's...
Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to move things along at the Department of Unemployment Assistance. If you are waiting for a decision from the Board of Review, it is not unusual for the decision to take several months (sometimes over a year) to get a decision. If you were my client, I would probably only check in every month, however, there is no harm in continuing to check in everyday. Unfortunately, you may just have to be patient.
You may also want to try speaking with a legal...
Your employer has until January 31st to issue W2s. If on February 1st, you have not received yours, follow these directions from the IRS:
Find a new job. Nothing in your posting indicates that your employer did anything illegal or could be considered grounds for a lawsuit. Unfortunately, if you are an at-will employee, your employer can terminate you at any time for any reason, and they are under no obligation to investigate claims of theft prior to terminating an accused employee.
If your employer presses charges against you, get a criminal defense attorney immediately.
Unfortunately, it is not illegal for your boss to be a jerk. It is not illegal for your boss to yell at you. It is not illegal for him to pile on an unmanageable number of job responsibilities onto you.
It is however, illegal for an employer to do any of these things if it is because of your membership in a protected class. In Massachusetts, employers with six or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on race, color, religious creed, national origin,...
The fact that you were terminated so shortly after complaining of harassment is very suspicious. The fact that you have evidence of your internal complaint is good.
Your tags indicate that you were complaining of sexual harassment. You can file a complaint of harassment and retaliation with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. It would be very helpful to speak with a local employment attorney about the case prior...
You can file a wage claim with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
You may also want to consult with an employment attorney about assistance with this process and/or to discuss alternative options, such as a demand letter from the attorney to your employer. You can search for an attorney on Avvo or contact the National Employment Lawyers Association for a referral.
You can file for unemployment. I am assuming that you are an at-will employee (with no employment contract). Your employer can legally terminate your employment at any time for any reason, even for no reason at all. There is no law stating that your employer should treat you fairly or consider your personal circumstances when making decisions. Based on what you've posted here, you would likely qualify for unemployment benefits.