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January 2013 Archives

NHL files unfair labor practice claim against players' union

Minnesota hockey fans are likely relieved that the NHL and the players' association recently reached a tentative agreement. The agreement came after four months of negotiation.

NHL files unfair labor practice claim against players' union

Minnesota hockey fans are likely relieved that the NHL and the players' association recently reached a tentative agreement. The agreement came after four months of negotiation.

Minnesota lawmakers seek to expand discrimination prohibitions

Five Minnesota DFL senators recently offered a bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in jury service. The bill would add sexual orientation and marital status to current prohibitions against discrimination based on more familiar protected categories, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, economic status or a physical or sensory disability. The provision would be in accord with Minnesota's Human Rights Act, which has offered protection against sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace since 1993.

Minnesota lawmakers seek to expand discrimination prohibitions

Five Minnesota DFL senators recently offered a bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in jury service. The bill would add sexual orientation and marital status to current prohibitions against discrimination based on more familiar protected categories, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, economic status or a physical or sensory disability. The provision would be in accord with Minnesota's Human Rights Act, which has offered protection against sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace since 1993.

Minnesota editorial calls for better discrimination protections

A recent Minnesota editorial questioned whether the civil rights protections afforded to women in this state -- as well as the courts interpreting those legal protections -- are better than a neighboring state's record. The editorial was specifically referring to a case where that state's highest court determined that an employer's decision to terminate a female worker, solely on the ground that he feared his openly expressed attraction to her would result in infidelity to his wife, did not constitute sexual discrimination under state law.

Minnesota editorial calls for better discrimination protections

A recent Minnesota editorial questioned whether the civil rights protections afforded to women in this state -- as well as the courts interpreting those legal protections -- are better than a neighboring state's record. The editorial was specifically referring to a case where that state's highest court determined that an employer's decision to terminate a female worker, solely on the ground that he feared his openly expressed attraction to her would result in infidelity to his wife, did not constitute sexual discrimination under state law.

Minnesota domestic violence victims might face discrimination

Minnesota readers are likely aware of the potential fiscal cliff facing Congress, as it deliberates over the federal budget. As funding for various projects is reviewed and debated, at least one editorial in a Minnesota newspaper urged lawmakers to continue to provide funding to support the protections offered by the Violence Against Women Act.

Minnesota domestic violence victims might face discrimination

Minnesota readers are likely aware of the potential fiscal cliff facing Congress, as it deliberates over the federal budget. As funding for various projects is reviewed and debated, at least one editorial in a Minnesota newspaper urged lawmakers to continue to provide funding to support the protections offered by the Violence Against Women Act.