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November 2016 Archives

Minnesota statutes protect whistleblowers

Learning your employer has engaged in illegal activity, or being asked to perform illegal work tasks, is a very troubling and serious situation to find yourself in. You may want to report such activities, but may fear your employer will retaliate against you if you blow the whistle. However, Minnesota law provides workers in the state with whistleblower protection.

Minnesota school bus driver alleges employment discrimination

Despite the strides that we as a nation have made in the area of civil rights, discrimination still occurs. For example, a Minnesota school bus driver has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, stating that the company refused to take action after he informed them that other workers harassed, discriminated against and retaliated against him due to his African American spouse's color and race. He alleges violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and violations of the Minnesota Human Rights Act. He is requesting $75,000 in damages and a jury trial.

What kinds of sexual harassment might a Minnesota worker face?

Being the victim of sexual harassment while on the job can make your life miserable, and could even lead you to consider quitting your job. Minnesota workers may find that they experience two different kinds of harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment.

EEOC files race discrimination suit against Minnesota employer

In this day and age, some people may be surprised to hear that racial discrimination in the workplace is still an ongoing issue. This is exemplified by one case in which two workers in Minnesota were reportedly subject to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace based on their race.

Race discrimination is not the same as color discrimination

Minnesota workers may already know that it is against the law to discriminate in the workplace based on a person's race or color. However, it is important to understand that while there is some overlap in these two protected categories, they are not the same.

Fighting back against age discrimination in the workplace

Workers in Minnesota who have spent many years in their chosen profession bring to their employers a wealth of experience and expertise. However, their knowledge is not always appreciated the way it should be, as some employers in Minnesota think that older workers simply cost them more money or in some other way are not as qualified as younger workers. Unfortunately, age discrimination is a reality for some workers in Minnesota. In fact, in 2006, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received over 10,000 complaints of age discrimination in the workplace.

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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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