Residents in Minnesota understand the importance of having a career. Some workers have been at the same job for decades and do not have the desire to change their career path until they hit retirement age. Although it is fairly common for employees to remain with the same company or within the same field during their entire working life, some older workers fear that they will become outdated.
For many Minnesotans, the recent two-week partial shutdown of the federal government may have seemed like little more than a bit of political theater, but for those suffering from discrimination in the workplace, it was a lot more than that. While some government functions, such as air traffic control, continued under the shutdown, many others did not. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was unable to investigate claims of discrimination or to write right-to-sue letters for those who had suffered from workplace discrimination.
Many Minnesotans have had the unpleasant experience of working under a boss with whom they just could not get along, and felt this conflict hurting their careers. Occasional clashes of personalities may be unavoidable, but when the root of the problem is unlawful employment discrimination, that is another matter.
It's no secret that America's population is aging. Every year, baby boomers are getting closer and closer to retirement age. As these employees age, some employers may be tempted to get rid of older employee through forced retirement or some other means. However, employment laws protect Minnesota seniors from discrimination based on their age. Under these laws, employers cannot use an employee's age as a factor in that employee's dismissal.
Sexuality is a part of life, but sexual behavior isn't always welcome or appropriate. When unwelcome sexual conduct happens in the workplace, it can be very damaging to the individual and the company. It can also be illegal. When victimized Minnesota workers report the inappropriate behavior, their employers are required to do something about it. When they fail to do s or when action is brought against the reporting employee instead of the misbehaving ones, they're breaking the law.