Not all work situations are ideal. In some cases, serious situations of employment discrimination are the root cause for issues in the workplace. Such situations should be confronted, and at our law firm we understand that taking steps to address discrimination in the workplace is not an easy task to complete.
It comes with no surprise that employers in Minnesota and elsewhere use specific requirements when filling an available employee position. While it is common to require certain characteristics and conditions of applicants, such as a college degree, advanced degrees, specified knowledge and certain physical capabilities, there are certain characteristics that cannot be used during pre-employment screening to determine whether an applicant is appropriate for a position.
No matter the degree of the incident, being a victim of employment discrimination is a difficult situation for employees and applicants in Minnesota and other states throughout the country. When an individual believes he or she is being mistreated or unfairly treated, due to a personal characteristic, such as race, he or she could file a cause of action to address the situation and seek damages related to the situation.
As a previous blog pointed out, situations involving sexual harassment can spark an uncomfortable situation for Minnesota employees. Additionally, the situation is often difficult to speak out about, and some employees fail to timely report instances of sexual harassment in the workplace. When an employee feels he or she is being mistreated or being harassed based on their sex, it is important to file a complaint. Moreover, if damages have resulted from the situation, the harmed employee might be able to file a cause of action.