Individuals who live in Minnesota enjoy certain rights that extend from protections put into place by the state and federal governments. These rights include, but are not limited to, the right to be free from unreasonable searches, the right to practice the religions of their choice and the right to express themselves and their ideas through their speech. When workers in Minneapolis arrive at their jobs, these rights persist and they may also have other rights by virtue of their employment.

For example, as our readers likely know, employees have the right to work in environments that are free from discrimination and they should not suffer retaliation for doing their jobs. They also have the right to work in safe places where their safety is not threatened and they are provided with the training and equipment that they need to accomplish their tasks without threats of injury.

Employees in many work environments are also protected by specific laws that address particular forms of harassment and prohibited workplace discrimination. The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and others all provide case-specific protections for individuals who are discriminated against because of their race, religion, age, disability or other protected classification.

Workers are entitled to wages for the work they do and workplaces that are free from discriminatory obstacles and dangers. Workers who believe that their rights have been violated while they have been at work may have rights to seek legal action to end the patterns of action that have disrupted their lives.