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June 2013 Archives

Report: Employment discrimination against pregnant workers common

Minnesota workers are protected by state and federal laws against discrimination at work when they get pregnant. Nonetheless, a new national study finds that American employers are routinely discriminating against workers who become pregnant, refusing to accommodate their requests for reasonable accommodations, forcing them to take unpaid leave before they are ready, or just outright firing them.

BMW sued over alleged race discrimination

State and federal laws prohibit Minnesota employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of race, but it is not always easy to prove when race discrimination has taken place. In some cases, employers may say that they made decisions based on legitimate business concerns and not on race, but the results of those decisions affected employees of one race much more than employees of other races. In employment law, this is called "disparate impact," and it represents an important aspect of anti-discrimination laws.

Sexual harassment probe of lawmaker's office could spread

Some of the most horrifying sexual harassment cases in Minnesota involve hostile work environments. Unlike cases where an individual supervisor or co-worker is harassing an individual employee, hostile work environment cases involve a culture of harassment where supervisors tolerate or even join in with harassing one or more employees.

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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