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Sexual harassment affects men, too

When allegations of sexual harassment make their way into Massachusetts and the nation's headlines, the victims are frequently women, but men are not immune to being victims of this type of behavior in the workplace. In fact, about one-third of all employed American men in a recent survey reported being a victim of sexual harassment sometime within the last year, although there is limited information available about how this type of behavior can emotionally impact men. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, we recognize that women are not the only victims of workplace sexual harassment, and we have helped many men and women who were victims of such behavior pursue appropriate recourse.

Tips for successful business succession planning

If you are a Massachusetts small business owner and you want see your business outlive you, there are certain steps you can take to streamline the business succession process and ensure that your desires come to fruition. Though business succession planning can prove relatively complex, you may find that protecting your life's work is well worth the time and effort. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, we recognize how important crafting solid business succession plans can be, and we have helped many clients facing similar circumstances pursue solutions that fit their needs.

Do I really have to think about business succession now?

Getting a business started is hard enough. There's so much to think about, plan for and predict that Massachusetts executives wear themselves out in the early days of entrepreneurship. If this sounds like you, and you have finally gotten your business up and running, all you want to think about is enjoying the transition into successful ownership. 

Can you be fired for being pregnant?

If you are a female Massachusetts worker who answered "no" to the above question, thinking such a thing could not possibly happen in this day and age, you may wish to think again based on what recently happened to a pregnant Georgia employee. As reported by CNN, a woman employed in the Walmart Distribution Center in Atlanta developed morning sickness one day last summer while at work. The chain of events that followed is almost unbelievable, but nevertheless took place.

When your business partner breaches a contract

Launching or operating a Massachusetts business with someone involves a certain level of trust, but what if your partner breaks that trust? Regrettably, business partners have disagreements and differing opinions all the time, but when your partner acts in such a manner that it breaks the terms of a legal contract, you may be able to hold him or her accountable. At Kajko, Wiseman & Colasanti, LLP, we understand that serious repercussions can result when your business partner breaks a contract, and we have helped many clients facing such circumstances pursue solutions that meet their needs.

When health insurance companies shirk obligations: part 2

In a previous post, we discussed how insurance companies sometimes refuse to provide the compensation they promise subscribers. We also mentioned some of the options available for Massachusetts policyholders who feel duped by their health insurance providers. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP., we take contractual obligations seriously and are always willing to discuss how to deal with any possible breach of such.

What documents should you have for a health insurance dispute?

One of the initial steps to appealing a rejected claim by your Massachusetts healthcare insurer is to file an internal appeal with the insurer. At this stage, you are appealing the decision to reject your claim with the company itself and are not seeking outside intervention. To assist your chances of prevailing in your appeal, Healthcare.gov details certain documents you should gather.

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