It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based upon his or her race, ethnicity or national origin. Both Massachusetts and Federal Law prohibit this type of discrimination.

Under Massachusetts Law, “It shall be an unlawful practice: for an employer, by himself or his agent, because of the race, color … national origin … of any individual to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment ….” G.L. c. 151B § 4(1).


An individual, regardless of race, ethnicity or national origin, should have the same rights and privileges granted every other individual, which includes sustaining gainful employment. There are a number of damages that an employee can seek from an employer for committing race, ethnical or national origin discrimination; however, due to the statute of limitations, time is of the essence.

If you have been subjected to Race, Ethnical or National Origin Discrimination, make sure you get the representation you deserve by contacting The Law Office of Barry J. Bisson today.