Target, the Minneapolis-based company, is one of the biggest retailers in the country. And, like all businesses, it is prohibited from engaging in illegal discrimination when it comes to employees and job applicants. But, despite those prohibitions, the company was the subject of a lawsuit that alleged discrimination in its hiring process.
Recent weeks have been big for college athletics in the news, but for a former college women's hockey coach in Minnesota, the news is about more than just being an "underdog." A recent news article detailed how the former coach recently won a jury trial in federal court based on employment discrimination claims and was awarded $3.74 million as a result.
When it comes to discrimination in the workplace, most people probably expect that gender and race discrimination are the most common forms. They are right, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't be focusing on the fact that some people face discrimination in the workplace for other reasons. For instance, transgender Minnesota residents may be facing discrimination in the workplace as well.
Of all of the different types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace in Minnesota, most people would probably expect religious discrimination to be among the least common incidents. And, it probably is - after all, not many people go around at work talking to co-workers or managers about their religious beliefs. But, religious discrimination does occur. So, what do our readers in Minnesota need to know about religious discrimination in the workplace?
There has been quite a bit of good news in recent months when it comes to the job market in America. Hiring is up, so anyone who is looking for a job - or a new job - is reportedly having an easier time accomplishing this task. That is great news, but as employees in Minnesota consider their options for employment, they need to be aware of the fact that there are many different legal protections in place that could help them if they encounter discrimination, harassment or other unfair treatment in the workplace.
Many of our readers in Minnesota have probably seen the many different reports concerning allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination taking place at Fox News, one of the cable news giants in America. However, a recent report suggests that Fox News isn't the only media company with an employment discrimination problem on its hands.
Discrimination in the Minneapolis workplace has been in the national news headlines quite a bit recently, due to the sexual harassment and abuse allegations that seem to be flooding out of Hollywood lately. Any type of discrimination should not be tolerated in the workplace. While that includes sex discrimination on movie sets and elsewhere, it also includes many other types of discrimination, including discrimination based on race.
Most people are highly appreciative of the hard work and dedication it takes to be a teacher in America. We all know that these jobs are underfunded and highly scrutinized, so it takes a special type of person to be willing to be a teacher. And, when teachers try to help their students and the school districts they work for, they should be applauded, not punished. But, according to a recent report, one such teacher from Minnesota did not receive a positive result for his efforts.
Gender discrimination can be the result of several different types of illegal conduct on the part of an employer. For instance, an employer may hire a male instead of a female for a position that they are both qualified for, just because of the difference in gender. Or, an employer may assign a male employee to a certain task over a female employee, simply because of a perceived difference in their competence level based on gender. And, in one of the most common instances of gender discrimination, an employer may pay employees differently just because of their gender, even if they are doing the same job, at the same place, requiring the same types of job skills.
Anyone who even glimpses at a news channel these days will likely see a story about police officers, race relations and political views. It seems that these topics are inexhaustible sources of controversy. So, when some of these areas get mixed together, it can sometimes result in legal action.