John A. Klassen, PA Minnesota Employment Law Attorney
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October 2014 Archives

EEOC files nationwide suit against FedEx for discrimination

For those in Minnesota suffering from a disability, most do not allow their disability to prevent them from doing certain things, such as tasks at a job. Furthermore, it is their right that their disability not be used against them in the hiring or firing process at a place of employment. When employment discrimination occurs because of an individual's disability, they might have a cause of action for the damages suffered by this event.

Understanding whistleblower protection and workplace violations

When employees in Minnesota witness or believe there is a violation in the workplace, they should be able to speak out or report these violations. Our firm understands that it can be a difficult decision to report an employer, but employees should understand their rights regarding whistleblower protection. These protections or rights have been put in place in order to promote such opposition or reporting of workplace violations. Employees should be aware of these rights so they feel comfortable taking action to protect their and their coworkers' well-being.

What rights does the whistleblower protection act provide?

For the most part, employees in Minnesota are able to get through the work day and the work year without any major negative events occurring in the workplace. But when a violation occurs in the work environment and an employee is aware of it, he or she should feel comfortable in reporting the incident. Furthermore, if one does speak out about the violation one experienced the employer sometimes retaliates. Some employees question whether they have any recourse in this situation.

Defending the Civil Rights of Vulnerable People

When employers discriminate or allow harassment and retaliation to take place or continue, we are dedicated to holding them accountable for their unlawful actions.

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