If you are in the Massachusetts National Guard, you receive additional employment protections. No employer (public or private) can discriminate against you under M.G.L. c. 33, s.13. If you work for the state, you get paid your state salary while you are on certain types of duty in the Commonwealth at the order of the commander-in-chief. This applies to counties and municipalities, if they adopt M.G.L. c.33, s.59. These duties include annual training, emergency assistance, repelling invasions or suppressing insurrections, controlling riots or mobs, or protecting persons or property during catastrophes or natural disasters.