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May 2016 Archives

Employee rights violations alleged in lawsuit against school

While many workplaces in Minnesota are pleasant with the employers adhering to the law when it comes to employee rights and other issues, there will inevitably be times when there are violations. These can run the gamut from employment discrimination to harassment and anywhere in between. It can also occur for a variety of different reasons. Those who believe they have been confronted with any of these issues must be fully aware of their rights and consider a legal filing if they have been violated.

Transgender discrimination is illegal in Minnesota

If you or someone you love is transgender, you might be feeling a little scared or uncertain right now. Between all the fervor around North Carolina's discriminatory bathroom law and the talk about passing similar legislation here, there are a lot of untrue and unpleasant things being said about what it means to be trans.

Proposed Minneapolis ordinance addresses sick time

It is miserable to be sick, but it is even more miserable to be sick at work. When this happens, having sick time can be incredibly beneficial to workers in Minnesota. When you are sick, not only do you need time to stay at home and rest while your body heals, but by staying home you are keeping germs outside the workplace, preventing your colleagues from getting sick as well. In fact, the Minneapolis City Council has introduced an ordinance that would give workers in the city paid sick time.

When does harassment constitute disability discrimination?

Many individuals with disabilities do not let their medical condition impair their lives. They are still perfectly capable of working and supporting themselves independently. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects disabled employees or applicants from workplace discrimination. It even protects those who are discriminated against not because they have a disability, but because someone such as a spouse or child does. Unfortunately, just because something is illegal does not mean it won't happen, and some disabled individuals in Minneapolis may find they are the victims of disability discrimination.

What grounds may give rise to a wrongful termination case?

From time to time, things may happen in Minnesota residents' lives that just do not feel right. This is often how a legal case gets started, as someone feels they have been wronged by another person, even if they cannot fully explain the legal basis for the suit.

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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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