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February 2018 Archives

A look at the most common illegal workplace discrimination claims

When most Minnesota residents think of illegal workplace discrimination claims, they probably think that racial discrimination and gender-based discrimination are the most common claims. And, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, they are mostly right.

What can you do about disability discrimination at your job?

Most people in Minnesota hardly think twice about their morning routine before work - getting ready and commuting. But, for individuals with disabilities, these daily tasks can be a major part of any given day, even before they get to work. And, when individuals with disabilities do get to work, they should not face additional hurdles.

Knowing your rights is the key to holding employers accountable

It is reasonable for Minnesota residents to want to have a good relationship with their employers. Such a state of affairs can make it easier to get through the work day and enjoy your occupation. However, there can be no doubt that there are some employers who take advantage of their employees, particularly when those employees are not aware of their legal rights.

How can Minnesota residents avoid age discrimination?

Employees in Minnesota have every right to fight back against the premise that victims of harassment and discrimination "invite" the conduct in question. A workplace should be free from discrimination and harassment no matter what. However, are there ways to get ahead of these potential issues? For instance, can employees be proactive to make sure that they are not the victim of age discrimination in the workplace?

Are employees afraid to report workplace sexual harassment?

Several of our previous blog posts have addressed the ongoing conversation about sexual harassment, sexual abuse and the impact of these behaviors in the workplace. It seems that this conversation will be front-and-center in the national consciousness for the foreseeable future, which many Minnesotans believe is good for the prospect of advancing workers' rights across the country. But, there may still be one very simple barrier: employees might still be afraid to report workplace sexual harassment.

What are qui tam claims?

Non-lawyers are frequently confused by the convoluted language used in legal language. In some cases, this involves words from other languages. In some circumstances, foreign words serve as a quick way to describe a type of legal action. For instance, under employment law there is such a thing as qui tam claims. What do Minnesota residents need to know about these types of legal claims?

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