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I have reported one time when he verbally abused me so that I would get angry, he said I need to grow a set of balls and man up. On the day I was hired he said,"do I still get to see your cock. Before I worked there he harassed me as a costumer asking to see my cock grabbing my pants to look inside as well. This is the person who told the owner I should be laid off.
Gary,Thank you very much for your reply. I am sorry that you were made to endure such completely unprofessional behavior at work.The statements you describe certainly may give rise to a claim for "hostile work environment" sexual harassment. Moreover, given that you reported the harassment on at least one occasion and the individual to whom you made the report is the same one that recommended you be laid off, you can make a circumstantial case that your termination was retaliatory and as such, gives rise to a claim for wrongful discharge.In Massachusetts, claimants may file a sexual harassment/unlawful discharge claim of this nature with either with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The two agencies have what's commonly referred to as a "work-sharing agreement," which means the agencies cooperate with each other to process claims. Filing a claim with both agencies is unnecessary, provided you indicate that you want your claim "cross filed" with the other agency.In most circumstances, it is preferable to file with MCAD, as their laws are a bit more comprehensive and employee-friendly.To file a claim with the MCAD, contact the closest office below.BostonOne Ashburton PlaceRm. 601Boston, MANNN-NN-NNNNbr/>Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>Springfield436 Dwight StreetRm. 220Springfield, MA 01103Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNWorcesterWorcester City Hall455 Main St. Room 100Worcester, MA 01608Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>New Bedford800 Purchase St.Room 501New Bedford, MA 02740Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNMore information can also be found here: http://www.mass.gov/mcad/.Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.If you do not require any further assistance, please be so kind as to provide a positive rating of my service so that I may receive credit for assisting you. Very best wishes and kindest regards.
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