There has been quite a bit of good news in recent months when it comes to the job market in America. Hiring is up, so anyone who is looking for a job – or a new job – is reportedly having an easier time accomplishing this task. That is great news, but as employees in Minnesota consider their options for employment, they need to be aware of the fact that there are many different legal protections in place that could help them if they encounter discrimination, harassment or other unfair treatment in the workplace.

For starters, employees in Minnesota are protected from most kinds of discrimination, including gender, race and religious discrimination. Beyond that, age and disability discrimination protection may be important for employees in Minnesota as well. Overall, employees should expect that they will be able to go to work each day free from the threat of discrimination from their employer. State and federal laws attempt to guarantee those protections.

Besides laws that protect against discrimination, there are also ways to hold employers accountable when they harm employees in other ways. For instance, most employees enjoy the rights they are afforded under the Family Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. When employers violate these laws, employees may be able to take legal action.

At our law firm, we do our best to help employees in Minnesota when they are presented with legal issues in the workplace. And there can be quite an array of issues that can come up. Fortunately, employees have a broad array of legal protections under state and federal law. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help in your situation, please visit the employment law overview section of our website.