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February 2013 Archives

Sexual harassment lawsuit ends in financial settlement

Everyone in Minneapolis is aware that sexual harassment is a serious issue and that every company should have policies which send the message that such behavior will not be tolerated. In spite of these policies, many employees are subjected to sex harassment and complain that their employers did not take their claims seriously or initiate any action against the harasser. This can create an uncomfortable work environment if victims are subjected to offensive sexual comments or even physical actions. Often their only choice is to take legal action against the company.

Sexual harassment lawsuit ends in financial settlement

Everyone in Minneapolis is aware that sexual harassment is a serious issue and that every company should have policies which send the message that such behavior will not be tolerated. In spite of these policies, many employees are subjected to sex harassment and complain that their employers did not take their claims seriously or initiate any action against the harasser. This can create an uncomfortable work environment if victims are subjected to offensive sexual comments or even physical actions. Often their only choice is to take legal action against the company.

Wrongful termination claim: Discrimination by national origin

Today there are strict laws in place that are designed to protect employees from retaliation if they file a legal claim against their employer. This is why workers are allowed to participate in picket lines around Minneapolis to protest unsafe work conditions or to file a complaint alleging discrimination. If an employee is terminated after taking such action and the employee feels it is connected to their complaint, the worker can go after the former employee for wrongful termination.

Wrongful termination claim: Discrimination by national origin

Today there are strict laws in place that are designed to protect employees from retaliation if they file a legal claim against their employer. This is why workers are allowed to participate in picket lines around Minneapolis to protest unsafe work conditions or to file a complaint alleging discrimination. If an employee is terminated after taking such action and the employee feels it is connected to their complaint, the worker can go after the former employee for wrongful termination.

Do you know all your rights as an employee in Minnesota?

Most adults have worked under the employment of another at some point. The hierarchical structure of many workplaces can foster an environment where employees may feel insecure about their options and obligations as workers. Consequently, these types of doubts can prohibit an employee from asking questions or exercising his or her rights on the job. That is why it is helpful for Minnesota workers to revisit a few practical employment law facts that may be relevant to every working American.

Do you know all your rights as an employee in Minnesota?

Most adults have worked under the employment of another at some point. The hierarchical structure of many workplaces can foster an environment where employees may feel insecure about their options and obligations as workers. Consequently, these types of doubts can prohibit an employee from asking questions or exercising his or her rights on the job. That is why it is helpful for Minnesota workers to revisit a few practical employment law facts that may be relevant to every working American.

Race discrimination may have led to police officer's dismissal

Issues of prejudice and discrimination are always sensitive topics. Oftentimes, acts of discrimination are subtle and may be difficult to prove. This can be especially true in a workplace setting, where the employer maintains a certain degree of discretion to hire, fire and reprimand workers as he or she deems appropriate. In order to establish that workplace discrimination has taken place, it must be proven that the alleged victim in the incident was treated differently than someone else would be under similar circumstances. Minnesota workers and people across the country can see how complex it is to navigate discrimination issues by considering this recent lawsuit.

Race discrimination may have led to police officer's dismissal

Issues of prejudice and discrimination are always sensitive topics. Oftentimes, acts of discrimination are subtle and may be difficult to prove. This can be especially true in a workplace setting, where the employer maintains a certain degree of discretion to hire, fire and reprimand workers as he or she deems appropriate. In order to establish that workplace discrimination has taken place, it must be proven that the alleged victim in the incident was treated differently than someone else would be under similar circumstances. Minnesota workers and people across the country can see how complex it is to navigate discrimination issues by considering this recent lawsuit.

Banning sexual orientation discrimination could be on the horizon

For many people in the workforce in Minnesota, being discriminated against because of sexual orientation is a real fear. While great strides have been made in the area of workplace discrimination in the last several years, an issue such as discrimination is not going to go away overnight. Those on the forefront of stamping it out at a systemic level have received optimistic signals lately from someone they have hoped would be helpful to them: President Obama.

Banning sexual orientation discrimination could be on the horizon

For many people in the workforce in Minnesota, being discriminated against because of sexual orientation is a real fear. While great strides have been made in the area of workplace discrimination in the last several years, an issue such as discrimination is not going to go away overnight. Those on the forefront of stamping it out at a systemic level have received optimistic signals lately from someone they have hoped would be helpful to them: President Obama.