John A. Klassen, P.A. | Minnesota Employment Law Attorney

Knowing your rights is the key to holding employers accountable

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2018 | Employee Rights |

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.

For instance, some employers may fail to pay their employees properly, such as for overtime pay. Or, they may not pay their employees on time. In other instances, employers may prevent employees from taking leave that they are entitled to, such as under the Family Medical Leave Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act. In some of the most blatant cases, employers will engage in discrimination, subjecting employees to harassment or embarrassment based on age, gender, religion or race. And there are even instances of employers wrongfully terminating employees based on illegal reasons.

Our readers who are familiar with many of our previous posts here know that there are a number of state and federal employment laws that provide employees with many different types of protection. But still, employers oftentimes flaunt the law and try to press any advantage they may think they have. When this happens, employees may need to take action to hold their employer accountable.

At our law firm, we represent our clients in court, in negotiations and in most every type of employment-based dispute that arises. We do our best to make sure that our clients understand their rights under the law, their options moving forward and then the consequences of their potential action. Employment law violations occur with disturbing frequency, and employers need to be held accountable. For more information, please visit our website.