John A. Klassen, PA Minnesota Employment Law Attorney
612-217-4988 877-390-4527

April 2016 Archives

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John A. Klassen, PA
Attorneys at Law
310 4th Avenue South     
Suite 5010      
Minneapolis, MN 55415     
Phone: 612-217-4988
Toll Free: 877-390-4527
Fax: 612-204-4534
Map and Directions