All employment sexual harassment cases must be filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) within 300 days of the last incident of harassment. The MCAD tries to make itself "user-friendly" for those without lawyers, but a lawyer can be helpful, particularly because your employer is likely to be represented by a lawyer. Whether your case will be successful depends on a number of factors, including the number of employees at your company, what other conduct may have occurred besides the incidents you mention, and the extent of your damages as a result of the harm. You should contact a lawyer in Massachusetts who specializes in employment sexual harassment cases and who appears regularly before the MCAD to get a more in-depth perspective on your potential claims. Lawyers who specialize in this field are more familiar not only with the law of sexual harassment, but also with the emotional dynamics of sexual harassment in the workplace. I handle these kinds of cases all the time and would be happy to speak with you. Please also feel free to visit my firm's website, www.crimevictimlaw.com for further information about workplace sexual harassment.
No attorney is required, but attorneys can be helpful. If you cannot otherwise find an attorney, contact the lawyer referral services of the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association.
Jay M. Wolman
Jay M. Wolman, Esq.
D'Angelo & Hashem, LLC
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Boston, MA 02108
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