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Take action against workplace disability discrimination

Living with a disability can present daily challenges. However, many of those in Minnesota with disabilities are able to persevere, not allowing their condition from preventing them from living a full and happy life. For many of these individuals, this includes holding down a job. However, it is an unfortunate fact that sometimes an individual with a disability will be discriminated against at work.

Watch out for off-label drug promotion

While it is true we would never be where we are today without modern medicine, it is also true that pharmaceutical companies are out to make money. Sometimes they do this by putting patient safety at risk.

As a medical professional, you're in the best position to notice when pharmaceutical companies are promoting their drugs for off-label use. If you see this happening, don't be afraid to speak up.

Second age discrimination lawsuit filed against Minn. employer

Over the years, Minnesota residents often become better and more accomplished in their careers. Individuals gain experience and learn how to become more effective and efficient in their daily work.

While these increased skills undoubtedly make the employee more valuable to the employer, the employer will not necessarily reciprocate by rewarding the employee. Instead, employees may find themselves the target of age discrimination at hands of their employer, such as when the employer tries to terminate their employment in an effort to save costs by hiring a younger worker.

Minnesota employee sues based on sexual harassment, retaliation

All employees in Minnesota deserve to be treated respectfully and appropriately while at work. Unfortunately, incidents of sexual harassment and whistleblower retaliation do occur, both of which can lead to a hostile work environment and possibly forcing the victim to leave his or her job.

Employee rights to take off of work for the birth of a child

The first year of a child's life is a very formative time. Many milestones, from the first smile, to the first word, to the child's first step, are all moments that most parents do not want to miss. In addition, the child's health and growth during the first year of his or her life can set the stage for the child's future development. With all this in mind, working parents in Minnesota may wonder whether they can take time off of work to care for their newborn child.

Employment protections for Minnesota Muslims

Minnesota's workforce is becoming increasingly diverse, and that's a great thing. However, some employers haven't quite caught up to the changing times.

Minnesota law forbids religious discrimination, and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for their employees' religious practices. If you are a Muslim, you may wonder how this law applies to you.

What protections do whistleblower laws give employees?

When other people do something wrong, Minnesota residents often feel the need to speak up or protect those who may be in need of help. These types of situations can occur anywhere, including not only in their personal lives but at their place of employment as well.

Unfortunately, some employers may not like it when their employees want to speak up and object to wrongdoing that is occurring at the workplace. For instance, if there are violations of the law occurring, the employer might not want its employees to make known these violations because it can get the employer in trouble for violating the law.

Whistleblower protection against retaliation in the workplace

While most employers in Minnesota treat their employers fairly, there are always exceptions. Some unethical employers engage in illegal workplace discrimination or harassment against employees. When this happens, some employees may report such behavior to the appropriate authorities. It takes a certain amount of bravery to do so, but some employees will speak out against their employer if they feel it will make their workplace a better place. Unfortunately, some of these employees who "blow the whistle" will find that their employer retaliates against them for doing so.

Minnesota company settles discrimination suit for over $1 million

It is an unfortunate fact that discrimination in the workplace is not a thing of the past. After all, there are now laws that prohibit workplace discrimination under certain circumstances, such as discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, gender and age. However, some employers in Minnesota still behave unscrupulously and engage in discriminating acts when hiring individuals.

What are reasonable accommodations?

There are many people in Minnesota who live with a disability. This disability may prevent these individuals from being able to complete everyday tasks in the same way that a non-disabled person would complete them. However, that does not mean the individuals are incapable of many of the same work-related tasks.

Often, disabled individuals just need slight accommodations in order to account for their unique disability. Under federal employment laws, specifically the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, employers must make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. This means that employers must undertake changes in order to help disabled individuals complete their jobs.

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