Regardless of one's race, gender, religious belief or age, Minneapolis residents deserve to work in a space that is free from discrimination and one where they feel safe and respected. Providing those workplaces is an employer's responsibility, but an employer could be far-removed from the workplace. This is where managers and supervisors come into play -- they keep up with what is happening in the office and are often the ones violated employees go to in order to report a problem. When a supervisor or manager neglects to address the problem and lets discrimination continue, they may be in violation of federal laws.
As mentioned previously on this blog, sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex is illegal in Minneapolis, as is across the country. However, discrimination is still rampant. Whether one is facing unwanted sexual advances, receiving inappropriate attention because of one's sexual orientation or is being denied the space or opportunity to pump, they may have a case for employment law violations.
Whether the victim is a woman being harassed by a man or woman or a man being harassed by a man or woman, he or she should not have to put up with such behavior in their workplace. When a supervisor knowingly lets it continue, he or she may also be held legally responsible for their actions.
The lawyers at our office understand how difficult it is to stand against a harasser, and that is why we stand beside victims. We work dedicatedly and diligently to protecting our client's right to work in a discrimination free environment. For more on sexual harassment, visit our page.