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August 2012 Archives

Costs mount in Minnesota staffer's sex discrimination lawsuit

According to a recent news release, the Minnesota State Senate's legal costs in defending against the EEOC complaint filed by a former senior staffer -- a male -- have now topped $100,000. That leaves some Minnesota taxpayers questioning whether the Senate should maintain its defense.

Costs mount in Minnesota staffer's sex discrimination lawsuit

According to a recent news release, the Minnesota State Senate's legal costs in defending against the EEOC complaint filed by a former senior staffer -- a male -- have now topped $100,000. That leaves some Minnesota taxpayers questioning whether the Senate should maintain its defense.

3M settlement an example of EEOC's newest enforcement strategy

In 2011, more than 40 employers in corporate America paid a collective $60 million in settlements or unfavorable court judgments in workplace discrimination lawsuits brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Minnesota employer 3M was one of those companies, paying $3 million to settle age discrimination charges brought by the EEOC after it laid off hundreds of workers over the age of 45.

3M settlement an example of EEOC's newest enforcement strategy

In 2011, more than 40 employers in corporate America paid a collective $60 million in settlements or unfavorable court judgments in workplace discrimination lawsuits brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Minnesota employer 3M was one of those companies, paying $3 million to settle age discrimination charges brought by the EEOC after it laid off hundreds of workers over the age of 45.

Medical receptionist claims termination for off-duty smoking

A medical receptionist in the cancer center at one of Park Nicollet Health Services' Minnesota branches is considering a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer. The woman claims she was fired for smelling like cigarette smoke. A representative from Park Nicollet declined to comment.

Medical receptionist claims termination for off-duty smoking

A medical receptionist in the cancer center at one of Park Nicollet Health Services' Minnesota branches is considering a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer. The woman claims she was fired for smelling like cigarette smoke. A representative from Park Nicollet declined to comment.