Employment Retaliation

Employees are also protected from retaliation in several ways. Minnesota and federal laws prohibit an employer from engaging in retaliation when an employee has filed a charge of discrimination or reported a discriminatory practice. Employment retaliation is prohibited when an employee files a claim for workers’ compensation, takes an FMLA leave of absence, 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.