As a previous post for this blog highlighted, employees have rights against retaliation when they are a whistleblower in Minnesota and other states in the nation. Whistleblower rights exist in order to protect an employee when and if they make a claim that their employer is violating a state or federal law. This could happen in various types of work environments and violations could come in different forms, which is why there are several whistleblower protection laws.
When an employee witnesses a violation of law in the workplace, it is often considered heroic that they step up and speak out about their employer's violation. Even though employees mean well and are doing the right thing when they whistle blow, they could face unexpected and wrongful hardships and damages as a result. Our law firm understands that whistleblowers in Minnesota frequently endure employer retaliation after they blow the whistle, leading to such damages as lost wages, emotional distress and other damages.
It is not uncommon for female employees in Minnesota and other states in the nation to become pregnant at some point during their careers. Although employee pregnancy frequently occurs, some pregnant woman still experience mistreatment due to their pregnancy. In addition, some pregnant women might be pressured to return to work right away, causing them to not fully exercise their maternity rights. Pregnant women who experience a hostile work environment or are mistreated due to their pregnancy should understand their rights and options in the situation.
It is not uncommon for employees in Minnesota to become parents. Moreover, it is not rare for these new parents to seek time off from work in order to spend time with their newborn or newly adopted child. If an employer mistreats an employee or denies and employee's request to take parenting leave, the employee could file a cause of action based on employment discrimination.