Protecting Your Rights After Workplace Retaliation


Employees everywhere would like to think that if they expose their employer’s wrongdoing or report harassment and discrimination in the workplace, they will be safe from retaliation. However, in 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that it received more than 10,000 discrimination retaliation claims alone.

If you reported workplace discrimination or participated in a discrimination or harassment investigation, and if adverse employment consequences resulted, the law office of John A. Klassen, PA, in Minneapolis, may be able to help you get compensation.

The purpose of my law firm is to advocate on behalf of and protect employees who have been victimized by their employer. Attorney John Klassen.

Attorney John Klassen has been a determined advocate for employees’ rights for more than a decade, and we have been successful in litigating workplace retaliation cases. John founded our firm in 1996 to focus on protecting employees who suffered retaliation at work.

Workplace Retaliation in Minnesota

An employer may retaliate against an employee not only for speaking up about unlawful conduct done to them personally, but also for opposing or reporting discrimination or sexual harassment on a coworker’s behalf. Employers may also retaliate against employees who oppose the employer’s failure to pay them overtime, or who report the employer for violations of state or federal law, such as OSHA or health violations, for example. Common types of workplace retaliation include:

  • Demotion
  • Unwanted transfer
  • Failure to promote
  • Wrongful termination
  • Increased harassment
  • Loss of career opportunities
  • Dead ending (no advancement)
  • Unjustified negative write-ups or evaluations

If you have experienced workplace retaliation for opposing or reporting discrimination, or for blowing the whistle about an employer’s unlawful acts, our firm can evaluate your case using our skills in employment law matters and years of experience in this area of the law. We may be able to get you compensation for lost wages, emotional suffering, or other damages.

Speak To An Experienced Employment Lawyer Today

If you experienced retaliation, including retaliatory discharge, for opposing or reporting an employer’s unlawful conduct such as discrimination or violations of state or federal laws, contact John A. Klassen, PA, in Minneapolis. We can be reached by phone at 612-217-4988 or through the intake form on our Contact Us page.