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May 2014 Archives

Minnesota seeks to pass bill to prevent age discrimination

The one thing that people cannot escape is the fact that they are aging. Employees in Minnesota understand that age sometimes plays a role in a person's capabilities. The one thing that age should not do, however, is prevent an individual from obtaining a job or maintaining a position with his or her employer. Age discrimination could lead to a hostile work environment and could result in a more serious action, such as a civil suit against an employer. Employment discrimination can seriously affect the individual involved, as well as the entire work environment.

Pentagon issues report of sexual harassment complaints

Some employees in Minnesota have the misfortune of experiencing or witnessing obnoxious or offensive activities in the workplace. In most cases, the employee this occurs to or a witness of these events will file a complaint. This is commonly the case when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace. This harassment will often create a hostile work environment and could lead to emotional damage and even force some employees to quit.

Minnesota Governor passes law should reduce gender pay gap

Equality in the workplace an important goal and states across the nation implement laws in order to achieve this initiative. Even though legislation has been passed, employees in Minnesota and across the nation still experience employment discrimination. This often leads to a hostile work environment and could create grounds for civil rights claims. If an employee is treated differently because of their gender, they might have a cause of action for the damages they experience.

Participants in Minnesota whistleblower action receive payment

When a Minneapolis resident or group of residents is aware that a company or an entity is in violation of the law, they might be hesitant to report this incident or knowledge. This is especially true when it is an employee that seeks to report a violation of their employer. Whistleblower protection has been established specifically for matters like this. When employees have knowledge of a legal violation, they should be able to make a claim without fearing that they would be penalized or even lose their job.

Head coach at Minnesota State returns after wrongful termination

For some Minnesota residents, changing careers, losing jobs and setting up interviews is very common. When maintaining a job or seeking a new career path, individuals believe that they will be judged by their education and work experience. Such credentials should depict whether or not a person is fit for a position, but in some cases other factors are improperly considered. This could lead to employment discrimination or wrongful termination. Either could lead to a cause of action being filed for damages suffered.

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