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May 2013 Archives

Major disability discrimination suit ends in minor award

Workers’ rights advocates, attorneys and victims in Minnesota and around the country applauded a recent court ruling in one of the largest, and most disturbing, discrimination cases to arise in recent history. That federal disability discrimination lawsuit involved 32 victims and resulted in jurors awarding a groundbreaking sum of damages. And while the ruling served to expose the gross injustice the victims had endured for years at the hands of their employer, the legality of the settlement figure ultimately did not stand.

Major disability discrimination suit ends in minor award

Workers’ rights advocates, attorneys and victims in Minnesota and around the country applauded a recent court ruling in one of the largest, and most disturbing, discrimination cases to arise in recent history. That federal disability discrimination lawsuit involved 32 victims and resulted in jurors awarding a groundbreaking sum of damages. And while the ruling served to expose the gross injustice the victims had endured for years at the hands of their employer, the legality of the settlement figure ultimately did not stand.

Minnesota employee rights regarding speech in and out of work

Effective communication is key in many positions and fields throughout Minnesota and the entire country. Whether employees work in an office, on a construction site or from the comfort of their own home, professional standards for dialogue and conduct are typically maintained. However, many workers are finding that personal and professional boundaries blur, as employees can be held accountable for comments they make outside of the workplace. Therefore, it’s helpful for everyone employed in Minnesota to understand what types of communication are protected against employer retaliation.

Minnesota employee rights regarding speech in and out of work

Effective communication is key in many positions and fields throughout Minnesota and the entire country. Whether employees work in an office, on a construction site or from the comfort of their own home, professional standards for dialogue and conduct are typically maintained. However, many workers are finding that personal and professional boundaries blur, as employees can be held accountable for comments they make outside of the workplace. Therefore, it’s helpful for everyone employed in Minnesota to understand what types of communication are protected against employer retaliation.

Groundbreaking disability discrimination suit seeks justice

Unfortunately for the millions of employed people in Minnesota and across the U.S. that are forced to experience it firsthand, the existence of harassment and prejudice in the workplace cannot be denied. In spite of legislation passed on the state and federal level, it seems that issues like disability discrimination continue to persist. And just as attorneys and advocates work tirelessly to ensure that individual cases of mistreatment receive the attention they deserve, every now and then a case is presented that serves as a truly harrowing reminder that there is so much more to be done to protect disabled workers throughout the country.

Groundbreaking disability discrimination suit seeks justice

Unfortunately for the millions of employed people in Minnesota and across the U.S. that are forced to experience it firsthand, the existence of harassment and prejudice in the workplace cannot be denied. In spite of legislation passed on the state and federal level, it seems that issues like disability discrimination continue to persist. And just as attorneys and advocates work tirelessly to ensure that individual cases of mistreatment receive the attention they deserve, every now and then a case is presented that serves as a truly harrowing reminder that there is so much more to be done to protect disabled workers throughout the country.

Fighting for ENDA

Millions of workers all across the country are protected against employment-related discrimination issues by state and federal legislation. In fact, Minnesota employees can be confident that they are protected under the law if they face workplace harassment or other forms of mistreatment on the grounds of their race, religion and/or sex, among other traits. Though, current federal employment law legislation continues to leave an entire demographic of the American workforce vulnerable to prejudicial workplace practices. That is why some LGBT-rights groups, employee advocates and progressive representatives are promoting the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) through congress.

Fighting for ENDA

Millions of workers all across the country are protected against employment-related discrimination issues by state and federal legislation. In fact, Minnesota employees can be confident that they are protected under the law if they face workplace harassment or other forms of mistreatment on the grounds of their race, religion and/or sex, among other traits. Though, current federal employment law legislation continues to leave an entire demographic of the American workforce vulnerable to prejudicial workplace practices. That is why some LGBT-rights groups, employee advocates and progressive representatives are promoting the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) through congress.