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May 2013 Archives

U.S. military’s assault problem and workplace sexual harassment

Both Minnesota state law and federal law prohibit co-workers from harassing each other. As a result, many, if not most employers have policies in place that are supposed to prevent sexual harassment and provide ways of reporting it and fixing the problem if and when it does occur.

Employer settles with Minnesota woman in discrimination case

Most Minnesotans probably know that state and federal laws generally prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race or several other factors. They might not know that marital status can also be a source of unlawful employment discrimination.

Ex-employees awarded $20.2 million in sexual harassment suit

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been illegal under Minnesota and federal laws for many years, and most employers have policies in place to prevent it and to punish those who don't abide by the policy. Nonetheless, many employers continue to turn a blind eye to reports of sexual harassment.

Teacher's workplace discrimination claim brings up tricky issues

Minneapolis residents may have read about the recent case of a gay teacher who was fired from her job at a Catholic school after her sexual orientation was revealed mother's obituary. The case raises some of the most unsettled issues in the law of employment discrimination.

Minnesota whistle-blowing complaints in political scandal

Minnesota residents may have read about recent accusations of wrongdoing at the Minnesota U.S. Attorney's office. The controversy involves a man whom President Obama had nominated to run the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and so has become highly politically charged. However, at its heart, the accusations concern something that affects many Minnesotans: whistle-blower protection.

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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