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Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act

Pride in one's work is the cornerstone of our nation's success. Minneapolis residents embody this on a daily basis. Just as employees wish to perform their jobs well, employers are tasked with providing safe and healthy work environments that facilitate this good level of performance. This includes respecting the civil rights of all workers, providing employee benefits, preventing illegal workplace discrimination and more. One such right guaranteed to all employees by law is the ability to take time away from a job for select personal reasons without fear of losing the job for doing so.

Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act

Pride in one's work is the cornerstone of our nation's success. Minneapolis residents embody this on a daily basis. Just as employees wish to perform their jobs well, employers are tasked with providing safe and healthy work environments that facilitate this good level of performance. This includes respecting the civil rights of all workers, providing employee benefits, preventing illegal workplace discrimination and more. One such right guaranteed to all employees by law is the ability to take time away from a job for select personal reasons without fear of losing the job for doing so.

Understanding male sexual harassment in the workplace

People in Michigan deserve to feel safe when at work. A hostile working environment can not only be extremely stressful on employees but can also be part of illegal activity if caused by sexual harassment. In today’s society, it is not only women who are common victims of sex discrimination and related actions. A growing number of men are finding themselves the victim of unwanted sexual advances, offensive sexual comments and more.

Understanding male sexual harassment in the workplace

People in Michigan deserve to feel safe when at work. A hostile working environment can not only be extremely stressful on employees but can also be part of illegal activity if caused by sexual harassment. In today’s society, it is not only women who are common victims of sex discrimination and related actions. A growing number of men are finding themselves the victim of unwanted sexual advances, offensive sexual comments and more.

Gender discrimination alleged in new claim

Minneapolis residents deserve the right to fair treatment in the workforce, whether they are employed in Minnesota or in other states. This is a basic civil rights tenet. The same is true for people who live and work in any state in the country. Neighboring North Dakota has been experiencing a boom of employment in recent years thanks to the oil industry. But in the midst of the positive side of this boom, there can also be some potential problems.

Gender discrimination alleged in new claim

Minneapolis residents deserve the right to fair treatment in the workforce, whether they are employed in Minnesota or in other states. This is a basic civil rights tenet. The same is true for people who live and work in any state in the country. Neighboring North Dakota has been experiencing a boom of employment in recent years thanks to the oil industry. But in the midst of the positive side of this boom, there can also be some potential problems.

What qualifies as sexual harassment in Minnesota?

Despite laws prohibiting it, sexual harassment regularly occurs in Minneapolis workplaces, as well as throughout Minnesota. Often times, this type of behavior goes unreported and unaddressed. This can be for any number of reasons, including workers’ fear that they will be retaliated against, or lose their jobs, if they report sexual harassment. Other employees may not realize that the behavior was inappropriate, and illegal. By understanding what qualifies as sexual harassment, in addition to their rights, people can avoid facing these types of situations in the workplace.

What qualifies as sexual harassment in Minnesota?

Despite laws prohibiting it, sexual harassment regularly occurs in Minneapolis workplaces, as well as throughout Minnesota. Often times, this type of behavior goes unreported and unaddressed. This can be for any number of reasons, including workers’ fear that they will be retaliated against, or lose their jobs, if they report sexual harassment. Other employees may not realize that the behavior was inappropriate, and illegal. By understanding what qualifies as sexual harassment, in addition to their rights, people can avoid facing these types of situations in the workplace.