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Employment Law

Witness Workplace Sexual Harassment?

November 16, 2017 – Victims of workplace sexual harassment often find it very difficult to report it. In fact, only one in four employees makes a report. Witnesses not only provide crucial support to victims, but they are instrumental in rooting out perpetrators and helping make the work environment safer for all employees. Many are surprised to learn the law protects witnesses, too.

Sexual Harassment at Work? What to Do

October 27, 2017 – Sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes, and Bill O’Reilly have helped bring workplace sexual harassment to the forefront of national discourse. Although reporting a sexual harasser is difficult, employees are entitled to work in an employment setting free of unlawful discrimination, retaliation and harassment, and calling out the conduct is an important first step toward addressing it.

Cancer and Reasonable Accommodations

September 28, 2017 – Disability discrimination remains one of the most filed forms of discrimination with the EEOC. In 2016, nearly one-third of charges filed with the agency involved claims of disability discrimination. Reasonable accommodations remain a focus for enforcement by the EEOC in 2017. In recent weeks, the agency filed two separate lawsuits against employers who failed to provide a limited medical leave as a reasonable accommodation to employees undergoing cancer treatment.

Class Actions

Moran Transportation Corp. Dock Workers Win Conditional Class Cert

November 2, 2017 – This week, dock workers employed by Moran Transportation Corporation won conditional class certification in their wage and hour lawsuit against the company. Kackman v. Moran Transporation Corp. seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages for company dock workers employed in Minnesota and in other locations. Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP has been appointed conditional collective action counsel in this matter.

Firm News

Massie Authors Article on Genetic Testing, Privacy & Employment

December 7, 2017 - In his article, “23, My Employer & Me: On Genetic Testing, Privacy, and Employment,” which was published in this month's issue of Bench & Bar of Minnesota, firm attorney Dustin Massie examines federal and state legal protections regarding employee genetic information following his own genetic testing experience with the popular consumer genetics company 23andMe®.

Baillon Presents on Employment Settlement Agreements

October 13, 2017 – Firm partner Frances Baillon helped lead a panel discussion to the MDLA on settlement negotiations and drafting an effective employment settlement agreement. The presentation included a discussion about the importance of a settlement term sheet, which claims can and cannot be released, and the value of clarity and simplicity in the final agreement.