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March 2016 Archives

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.

Sexual harassment and employer liability

People in Minnesota go to work and expect to be treated fairly. However, this is not always the case. Many people face adverse conditions at work that can amount to an illegal hostile working environment. Sexual harassment, in particular, can be devastating to employees. In the right circumstances, sexual harassment can be degrading, humiliating and offensive.

Quid pro quo and sexual harassment

Individuals in Minnesota may believe that if they work hard at their jobs, that they can see rewards. They may believe that they could get a raise or a promotion by their own efforts. However, sometimes more sinister forces are at work when individuals are promoted in the workplace. There are cases where employees are offered incentives for participating in illegal conduct in the workplace.

Two male employees sue popular restaurant for harassment

Some Minnesota residents may have certain misconceptions about the law. Individuals often hear of legal issues by reading the news or watching television shows or movies, but these sources may not relay the complete story when it comes to how the law actually works in certain situations.

Know when to fight against age discrimination

Many Minnesotans are hard-working no matter what their age. Individuals take pride in their jobs and work hard to ensure that they are doing the very best that they can. However, it is an unfortunate reality for many Minnesotans that their age comes into consideration when their employer is making hiring and firing decisions.

When is a termination wrongful?

In many situations, employers have a large amount of leeway when it comes to their employees. Employees can decide when they want people to work, who they're going to hire, what people will do on-the-job and more. With these large freedoms, individuals may think that employers have the ability to fire people for any reason.

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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