Employers are prohibited from threatening, disciplining, discharging, promising, or rewarding an employee in an attempt to influence him or her to give or to withhold his or her vote or political contribution. Additionally, employers cannot take any employment action regarding an employee because of his or her actual vote or political contribution or lack thereof. Those that violate this provision may be fined up to $1,000, imprisoned for up to 6 months, or both (MA Gen. Laws Ch. 56 Sec. 33).