MRW Blog

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: Uncategorized

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: Uncategorized

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

Carney Nurses Victorious on Remand

In the latest chapter of Blanchard, et al. v. Steward Carney Hospital, Inc., et al. the Nurses were victorious on remand to the Superior Court and thereby permitted to pursue their defamation claims against the hospital. In a front-page Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article headlined “Nurses Can Bring Defamation Claim – Action against hospital not illegal […]

Posted: January 10, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Employment Law Around the World: Iceland Takes a Firm Stand on the Gender Pay Gap

Iceland recently made headlines with its new policy seeking to narrow the gender pay gap beginning in 2018. While it was already illegal both in Iceland and here in the United States to pay unequally based on gender, this new law takes a far more aggressive approach by requiring companies and organizations to set equalized, […]

Posted: January 8, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Ellen Messing Speaks Out Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Media coverage of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile sexual harassers has heightened public discussion about sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. founding partner Ellen Messing recently spoke with Boston Globe journalists about less famous victims of workplace harassment. Ms. Messing cautioned columnist Nestor Ramos that takedowns of […]

Posted: October 27, 2017 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized