Minnesota’s Employment Lawyers
Our distinguished employment lawyers are experienced in discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation and numerous other employment law claims. The employment attorneys at our firm are certified employment law specialists, Super Lawyers and seasoned trial lawyers.
Many who contact our office know they have been harassed, wrongfully terminated or have been offered a severance but are unsure of what steps to take next. The best way to assess and protect your legal rights is to contact our Minneapolis law office and speak with an employment lawyer.
Minnesota law protects employees from employment discrimination. The Minnesota Human Rights Act strives to rid workplaces of discrimination and employers are obligated to provide workplaces free from discrimination based on age, disability, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, race and marital status. Title VII, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offer similar protections to employees under federal law.
Employees are also protected from retaliation in a number of ways. Minnesota and federal laws prohibit an employer from engaging in retaliation because an employee has filed a charge of discrimination or reported a discriminatory practice. Employees are also protected from retaliation if they have participated in an investigation or proceeding that opposes an illegal practice. Employment retaliation is prohibited when an employee files a claim for workers’ compensation, takes a leave under the FMLA, requests an accommodation because of a disability or reports or refuses to engage in unlawful conduct. Whistleblowers are also protected from employment retaliation when they report illegal activity, government fraud, safety violations or other prohibited practices like denying employees overtime pay.
The Minneapolis, Minnesota, employment lawyers at Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP have represented countless employees who have experienced employment discrimination and employment retaliation in the workplace. Our employment attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts for our clients. If you have been, or are currently, being discriminated or retaliated against in your workplace, call our office to speak directly to one of our employment lawyers to protect your employment law rights.