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January 2014 Archives

Assemblyman accused of sexual harassment

Employees in Chaska, Minnesota have the right to go to work and not have to worry about any harm coming to them from their coworkers or superiors. This includes harassment. Harassment is when someone’s behavior or words are unwelcome and have a negative impact on another. It can come in many forms, but a commonly heard about one is sexual harassment. There are many different behaviors that can be categorized as sexual harassment. Some of these include unwanted touching or physical advancements, offering an employee a promotion in exchange for sexual favors and comments and gestures or jokes that are sexual in nature.

Assemblyman accused of sexual harassment

Employees in Chaska, Minnesota have the right to go to work and not have to worry about any harm coming to them from their coworkers or superiors. This includes harassment. Harassment is when someone’s behavior or words are unwelcome and have a negative impact on another. It can come in many forms, but a commonly heard about one is sexual harassment. There are many different behaviors that can be categorized as sexual harassment. Some of these include unwanted touching or physical advancements, offering an employee a promotion in exchange for sexual favors and comments and gestures or jokes that are sexual in nature.

Volunteer officer sues city for wrongful termination

In the not-so-distant past, employees in Minnesota could be fired for any reason the employer saw fit. Today, there are laws governing how and why an employee is fired. For example, if an employer decided to fire one of his or her workers because that employee became pregnant, that would qualify for wrongful termination and the employee could have legal recourse against her employer. A few other reasons for wrongful termination include taking an unpaid leave for a personal or family illness, service in the military or an adoption.

Volunteer officer sues city for wrongful termination

In the not-so-distant past, employees in Minnesota could be fired for any reason the employer saw fit. Today, there are laws governing how and why an employee is fired. For example, if an employer decided to fire one of his or her workers because that employee became pregnant, that would qualify for wrongful termination and the employee could have legal recourse against her employer. A few other reasons for wrongful termination include taking an unpaid leave for a personal or family illness, service in the military or an adoption.

County to pay woman who claimed gender discrimination

It is not uncommon for employees in Chaska and elsewhere to be paid different hourly wages. This can be a result of any number of factors, including the duties the worker performs, qualifications and length of time with the company, among other things. According to federal and state employment laws, however, the difference in pay cannot be due to an employee’s gender.

County to pay woman who claimed gender discrimination

It is not uncommon for employees in Chaska and elsewhere to be paid different hourly wages. This can be a result of any number of factors, including the duties the worker performs, qualifications and length of time with the company, among other things. According to federal and state employment laws, however, the difference in pay cannot be due to an employee’s gender.