A person may have claims against an employer for discrimination against him or her on the basis of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Such claims include violations of laws in hiring, promotion, assignment, compensation, and workplace harassment. A person may also have claims for such discrimination in a housing context.
Experienced female coach passed over for male shop teacher
A female coach with over fourteen years of successful varsity high school softball coaching experience was not hired for a softball coaching position even though she was the sole applicant. Instead, the deadline for applying was extended and a male shop teacher with no experience at the high school varsity level, and only two years at the junior varsity level and four years at the elementary school level, was hired. Attorneys Howard Friedman and Myong Joun tried the case before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in December 2002. In November 2004, the MCAD found that our client was discriminated against and awarded her full back pay and $100,000 for her emotional distress. You can read the commission’s decision on the MCAD website.