Practices-DiscriminationLaw-Kimball-BrousseauThe firm has an active practice in the area of employment discrimination. We represent employees and employers in employment discrimination and harassment cases on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual harassment, pregnancy, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, retaliation and other protected classes, brought pursuant to Mass. Gen. Law. Chapter 151B, Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, and other related state and federal statutes.  This practice area includes family responsibility discrimination, where a number of laws overlap to protect employees who have caretaking responsibilities including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Family & Medical leave Act, other state and federal family leave laws, and disability discrimination laws. We also handle issues related to pay equity and wage discrimination under the state and federal Equal Pay Acts.  We advise employers and employees when discrimination issues arise and assist in resolving disputes before they reach litigation.  If a suit is filed, we represent our clients in state and federal court and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  We also resolve employment disputes through mediation and arbitration, enlisting the assistance of experienced mediators and arbitrators.The attorneys are leaders in this field, having co-chaired committees responsible for drafting the MCAD Employment Regulations, and guidelines and regulations in the areas of maternity leave, parental leave, and disability discrimination.