Minnesota’s Employment Lawyers

Many employees who contact our office know they have been harassed, wrongfully terminated or have been offered a severance but are unsure what steps to take next. Our distinguished employment lawyers are certified employment law specialists, Super Lawyers and seasoned trial lawyers who are experienced in discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation and numerous other employment law claims.

Minnesota and federal laws strive to rid workplaces of employment discrimination and retaliation. Employers are obligated to provide workplaces free from discrimination based on age, disability, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, race and marital status. State and federal laws prohibit an employer from engaging in retaliation because an employee has filed a charge of discrimination or reported a discriminatory practice. Employment retaliation is also prohibited when an employee files a claim for workers' compensation, takes a family or family leave, requests an accommodation because of a disability or reports or refuses to engage in unlawful conduct. In addition, whistleblowers are protected for reporting 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.

Employment News

Online Ads Screen Out Older Workers, Lawsuit Alleges

July 12, 2018 – More and more employers are using social media to target job applicants, in part due to the tools social media providers offer for targeted advertising. However, a recent lawsuit filed against some of the largest companies in the U.S. alleges that these companies are unlawfully targeting by age and excluding older workers. 

Pregnancy Discrimination Widespread in Corporate America

June 19, 2018 – Despite efforts by some companies to accommodate the needs of their pregnant employees, pregnancy discrimination and related retaliation in corporate American persists. A recent New York Times article reported that many of the country’s largest companies continue to penalize pregnant employees.

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Law Tested in BTJW Case Against Costco

May 3, 2018 – The Minnesota Cannabis Registry Program allows Chris Sonterre to lawfully treat his PTSD with medical marijuana. Yet, Costco denied him employment after he tested positive for cannabis during a pre-employment drug test. Sonterre has now sued Costco alleging the company discriminated against him and others for their participation in the registry and because of their disabilities.