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  • Asking job applicants about their race, for purposes other than affirmative action;

  • Refusing to hire a job applicant based on his or her race, color, national origin or

ancestry;

  • Terminating, discharging or laying off an employee based on his or her race, color, national origin or ancestry;

  • Refusing to promote an employee based on his or her race, color, national origin or ancestry;

  • Paying lower wages or giving fewer benefits to an employee based on his or her race, color, national origin or ancestry;

  • Discriminating in any other term or condition of employment, including engaging in harassment based on one's race, color, national origin or ancestry; or

  • Requiring employees to speak only English in the workplace.

However, an employer does not necessarily violate the law merely because it terminated you and did not terminate another person of a different race, color, national origin or ancestry, or hired or promoted that person instead of you. If the employer has a legitimate, non- discriminatory reason for its action or practice, its conduct may not be discriminatory.

Employers Not Covered

The following “employers” are not covered under Massachusetts law:

  • Employers with fewer than six employees.

  • Nonprofit clubs, fraternal associations, or corporations that are exclusively social. The “Moose” and “Elks Club” are examples of the kind of clubs not covered under Massachusetts law.

Unlawful Practices by Labor Organizations

Labor organizations are also prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, or ancestry. For example, it is unlawful for a labor organization to:

  • Exclude or expel a person from union membership based on that person's race, color, national origin, or ancestry;

  • Discriminate in any way against a person or employer based on that person's or employer's race, color, national origin, or ancestry; or

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