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February 2016 Archives

Waiving rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Employees over the age of 40 have certain rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. This act gives employees the right to certain protections from termination or discrimination based on the employee's age. These protections apply in a variety of situations and employers can be held liable for violating this act.

At what age do age discrimination protections begin to apply?

Workers from across the United States are getting older every year. In Minnesota, many individuals are reaching retirement age. However, because of financial concerns and other desires, many older Americans continue to work. Age discrimination laws are in place in order to prevent these workers from experiencing discrimination based on their age.

Minnesota judge awards $130,000 to women fired for gender

During the course of their career, Minneapolis residents often must handle a great deal of stress and demands from their job. While these demands can be difficult enough to deal with on their own, the situation can be far worse when employees are subject to employment discrimination.

Employment discrimination laws cover many impermissible actions

There are many qualities that individual Minnesota workers may exhibit that make them unique from their fellow employees. It is often the case that the individual characteristics that make the employee who they are end up being assets to their employers as they bring distinctive perspectives to the work problems they face and creative solutions to resolving those matters. However, not every employer views differences as assets to their companies. When an employer uses particular characteristics about employees to discriminate or harass certain workers, instances of employment discrimination may result.

Four myths about sexual harassment in Minnesota

Nearly every employee has heard the term "sexual harassment," but not everyone understands exactly what it means. In spite of efforts by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various Minnesota organizations, myths abound in this area of law.

Obama targets wage discrimination with new reporting rules

Minnesota employees who believe they are paid less because of their gender, race or ethnicity might be victims of discrimination. However, there are ways to address these situations and employees nationwide got some help recently from the Obama administration. Under new rules announced in January, private companies that employ more than 100 workers will be required to report salary data by race, ethnicity and gender on a form submitted annually to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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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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