Employment discrimination laws cover many impermissible actions

On Behalf of | Feb 12, 2016 | Employment Discrimination |

There are many qualities that individual Minnesota workers may exhibit that make them unique from their fellow employees. It is often the case that the individual characteristics that make the employee who they are end up being assets to their employers as they bring distinctive perspectives to the work problems they face and creative solutions to resolving those matters. However, not every employer views differences as assets to their companies. When an employer uses particular characteristics about employees to discriminate or harass certain workers, instances of employment discrimination may result.

Attorney John A. Klassen represents individuals who have suffered different forms of employment discrimination. Employees are protected from discrimination by state and federal laws; depending upon the facts of a person’s case, Attorney Klassen can provide client-specific guidance to individuals who wish to determine if their matters are suitable for litigation.

Employment discrimination can be based on any number of actions made by an employer. An employer may choose not to hire a qualified candidate solely because of their race; in such a situation the candidate may have a case for racial discrimination. Previously, this blog discussed the difficult matter of Muslim workers taking breaks in order to pray per the tenants of their faith; actions taken against them for participating in religious practice may amount to religious discrimination in the workplace.

Age discrimination, gender discrimination and many other forms of discrimination could occur in Minnesota employment venues. Employment discrimination can occur during the hiring process, active employment process or firing process for an applicant or employee.

To learn more, check out our employment discrimination website. As employment discrimination can look very different depending upon the facts of a person’s case, individuals with potential claims may want to take steps to learn more about their employment-based rights.