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Massachusetts Legislation Strengthens Protections and Benefits for Families, Pregnant Employees

MRW previously commented on the “rampant” pregnancy discrimination plaguing the American workplace, following an in-depth exposé by The New York Times.  Despite this painful reality, two recent pieces of Massachusetts legislation strengthen legal protections and benefits for pregnant employees and families. First, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which Governor Charlie Baker signed into […]

Posted: September 6, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: news

MRW Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers and Lawdragon!

MRW is proud to announce the several noteworthy recognitions awarded to our firm’s attorneys this summer. First, our three partners — Dahlia Rudavsky, Ellen Messing and James Weliky — have been included in the Lawdragon’s inaugural 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide, a new series that showcases attorneys who have “won big for workers.” Additionally, […]

Posted: August 22, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Best Lawyers Names Dahlia Rudavsky 2019 Lawyer of the Year

For the third time in five years, MRW Partner Dahlia Rudavsky has again been honored as the Boston-area “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in the “Employment Law- Individuals” category! She had previously received “Lawyer of the Year” honors for 2014 and 2017. In addition to recognizing Ms. Rudavsky’s work representing individual employees, Best […]

Posted: August 22, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Pregnancy Discrimination is “Rampant” in the American Workplace, the New York Times Reports

The New York Times recently brought attention to the rampant discrimination facing women in the workplace. The article features current and former lawsuits brought by pregnant women and mothers against some of the country’s largest employers, underscoring not only the individual plight of women but also the institutionalized nature of workplace discrimination. Though pregnant women […]

Posted: August 13, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: news

MRW Partner Speaks on Supreme Court Wedding Cake Bakery Case and Its Implications for Public Accommodations & Workplaces

The Supreme Court ruling on the clash between a gay couple’s right to a wedding cake and a baker’s religious beliefs has garnered significant national attention. The Court’s decision does not provide clear answers to the free-speech-v.-gay-rights questions posed by the case but offers considerable insight into the future and some direction for the present. […]

Posted: July 16, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: news

MHLAC – Employment Discrimination Claims for Clients with Mental Health Challenges: Reasonable Accommodations, Intersectionality, and Trial Skills

Our law firm supports the mission of the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee: advancing the rights and opportunities of persons with psychiatric challenges through quality legal advocacy and education. On June 22nd, MRW partner Ellen Messing presented a panel at a MHLAC conference with Oyenike Balogun-Mwangi, Ph.D., and MHLAC attorney Chetan Tawari focused on representing […]

Posted: July 11, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

MRW News Bulletin – Summer 2018

We are exceedingly proud of our attorneys’ recent honors and accomplishments: Once again, Chambers and Partners has selected our firm as Band 1 in plaintiff employment representation. Our firm partners each individually received Band 1 or Band 2 designations! The members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association recognized the great leadership skills […]

Posted: June 18, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

MRW Partner Dahlia Rudavsky Quoted in Media Supporting Plaintiff Rights in Labor Lawsuit

MRW partner Dahlia Rudavsky was recently quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly in connection with a case involving a teacher who had filed claims against his former employer, a Northampton vocation school, after the school brought unfounded criminal charges against him. The teacher had scheduled depositions of the school’s various officials. The school asked the court […]

Posted: April 9, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Jim Weliky to Present at MCLE Seminar: Employers and Employees Behaving Badly

On April 5th, come see MRW partner Jim Weliky present at the MCLE Seminar: Employers & Employees Behaving Badly. Attorney Weliky will share expert insight from an employee advocacy perspective on addressing inappropriate and potentially illegal conduct in the workplace. Drawing on over two decades of experience as a plaintiff’s employment lawyer, Attorney Weliky offers […]

Posted: March 29, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. Stands in Solidarity with the Women of #MeToo

The Golden Globes highlighted the #MeToo movement with protests and inspiring speeches by high-profile actresses. We applaud these women for standing up for justice and common decency both within and outside of the workplace. #MeToo as a movement has brought to light not only the “whales” like Harvey Weinstein, but also the unfortunate prevalence of […]

Posted: January 17, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized