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Can Minnesota employers access employees' social media accounts?

Minnesota workers would likely refuse a request by an employer seeking the passwords to their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media accounts. However, what happens when an employee mingles business and personal matters in those accounts?

Can Minnesota employers access employees' social media accounts?

Minnesota workers would likely refuse a request by an employer seeking the passwords to their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media accounts. However, what happens when an employee mingles business and personal matters in those accounts?

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.

3M settlement an example of EEOC's newest enforcement strategy

In 2011, more than 40 employers in corporate America paid a collective $60 million in settlements or unfavorable court judgments in workplace discrimination lawsuits brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Minnesota employer 3M was one of those companies, paying $3 million to settle age discrimination charges brought by the EEOC after it laid off hundreds of workers over the age of 45.

3M settlement an example of EEOC's newest enforcement strategy

In 2011, more than 40 employers in corporate America paid a collective $60 million in settlements or unfavorable court judgments in workplace discrimination lawsuits brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Minnesota employer 3M was one of those companies, paying $3 million to settle age discrimination charges brought by the EEOC after it laid off hundreds of workers over the age of 45.