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May 2019 Archives

Older workers should know their employment rights

If an employer is required to follow the tenants of federal or Minnesota state age discrimination law, then it may not discriminate against individuals who are at or above the age of 40. Discrimination based on age can happen at any point in the employment process, from the review of new hire applications to the termination of current employees. When it does occur, workers may be wrongfully harassed, discriminated against or terminated based on their inclusion in the class of older individuals.

What kinds of rights to workers have?

When a Minnesota resident goes to work, it can feel as though they are entering their employer's world. The processes that they must follow and the goals they may be expected to achieve may all be derived from the plans of their supervisors and superiors. It may not feel as though employees have much autonomy; however, American workers are protected by many laws that they may seek to enforce when their rights as employees are violated.

Workplace discrimination alleged at Minnesota Amazon warehouse

Most workplaces in Minnesota are a study in diversity. With the people from different backgrounds, religions and national origins, it is important that employers understand how to ensure these workers' employee rights are upheld. Unfortunately, many workplaces do not follow the law and commit workplace discrimination. For employees who are confronted with these issues, it is imperative to understand that they can take steps to ensure they are treated fairly under the law. If they are not, they can file a lawsuit for compensation.

Employer has a duty to accommodate disabled worker

Ask any disabled person, and they will likely tell you that they would rather be able-bodied and not have anything slow them down. Unfortunately, there are some things in life we don't get a say in, and suffering from a disability is usually one of those things. However, a person still has to make a living wage and support him or herself, disability or not. With employment law, an employer has a duty to accommodate a disabled employee.

Coping with discrimination should not be a job requirement

Not everyone that a Minnesota resident works with will be their favorite person. Sometimes individuals may dislike their co-workers' personalities, idiosyncrasies or even their beliefs. However, even when individuals are different in their approaches to life, it is possible for them to find a respectful balance that allows them to co-exist in their jobs.

Employers may fight claims of sexual harassment in the workplace

Minnesota residents may experience a range of barriers getting into the careers of their dreams. They may struggle to attain the education and experience that they need to get the jobs that they want, or they may find that there simply are not many openings in their chosen fields. Once a worker is in a position that they desire, they can face problems with regard to staying in their job.

What grounds may not be used to fire an employee?

People change jobs all of the time. In the middle of their adult life a Minneapolis resident may decide that they no longer want to pursue the career path that they are on and that they are ready for a new life adventure. They may leave their job for any number of reasons that do not violate the law or the terms of their employment contracts.

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When employers discriminate or allow harassment and retaliation to take place or continue, we are dedicated to holding them accountable for their unlawful actions.

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