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Minnesota company settles gender discrimination lawsuit

In Minnesota, both state and federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sex or gender. Those laws typically require employers to treat male and female employees equally in matters such as hiring, compensation, layoffs, promotions, job training, and working conditions. Significantly, those protections may also extend to prospective job applicants, as today's story illustrates.

Minnesota company settles gender discrimination lawsuit

In Minnesota, both state and federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sex or gender. Those laws typically require employers to treat male and female employees equally in matters such as hiring, compensation, layoffs, promotions, job training, and working conditions. Significantly, those protections may also extend to prospective job applicants, as today's story illustrates.

Medical receptionist claims termination for off-duty smoking

A medical receptionist in the cancer center at one of Park Nicollet Health Services' Minnesota branches is considering a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer. The woman claims she was fired for smelling like cigarette smoke. A representative from Park Nicollet declined to comment.

Medical receptionist claims termination for off-duty smoking

A medical receptionist in the cancer center at one of Park Nicollet Health Services' Minnesota branches is considering a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer. The woman claims she was fired for smelling like cigarette smoke. A representative from Park Nicollet declined to comment.

Workplace protections not limited to major religions

Minneapolis readers may be surprised to learn that the Seventh-day Adventist Church might be the 12th-largest religion in the world, according to one ranking. It also has a sizable presence in Minnesota, where German or Scandinavian immigrants founded many of its churches. A Protestant Christian denomination, it observes Saturday as the original 7th day -- or Sabbath -- of the Judeo-Christian week.

Workplace protections not limited to major religions

Minneapolis readers may be surprised to learn that the Seventh-day Adventist Church might be the 12th-largest religion in the world, according to one ranking. It also has a sizable presence in Minnesota, where German or Scandinavian immigrants founded many of its churches. A Protestant Christian denomination, it observes Saturday as the original 7th day -- or Sabbath -- of the Judeo-Christian week.

Former University of Minnesota employee sues for discrimination

A former executive assistant for the dean of the University of Minnesota's School of Nursing has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation.

Former University of Minnesota employee sues for discrimination

A former executive assistant for the dean of the University of Minnesota's School of Nursing has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation.

Minnesota fire department votes to end workplace discrimination

In November, 2012, a same-sex marriage amendment will appear on the ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would define marriage, for purposes of the state's constitution, as between one man and one woman. If passed, the amendment will limit the freedom to marry to only heterosexual couples.

Minnesota fire department votes to end workplace discrimination

In November, 2012, a same-sex marriage amendment will appear on the ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would define marriage, for purposes of the state's constitution, as between one man and one woman. If passed, the amendment will limit the freedom to marry to only heterosexual couples.