Minnesota Employment Law: Workplace Discrimination

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At Villaume & Schiek, we have represented a significant number of employees and we are always ready and prepared to hold an employer accountable for the actions that have taken place. We understand what it takes to handle issues that take place in the workplace. We know how important it is for our clients to be rightfully compensated for any illegal activity that took place in the workplace.

When employers are accused of any wrongdoing, regardless of how insignificant the employer may think it is, our team works hard to ensure employees are protected. No one deserves to be treated unfairly in the workplace, and we work hard to ensure you will be protected against workplace harassment, employment discrimination, severance package disputes, and more.

Employment Discrimination

When employment discrimination is discussed, the conversation is generally about someone being treated unfairly based on one or more factors, including, but not limited to the following:

  • race
  • gender
  • disability
  • age
  • identity
  • pregnancy

The right employment lawyer will provide you with the resources you need to offer you the level of protection you need. When an employee has been discriminated against, it can occur in a variety of forms, including the following:

  • Being wrongfully terminated
  • Intentionally creating an uncomfortable work environment
  • Failing to offer a promotion to an employee based on a characteristic
  • Failing to offer a position to a qualified applicant based on a characteristic
  • Offering less pay to an employee based on a characteristic

When anyone has been subjected to any type of discrimination or any other problem in the workplace, it is important that he or she receives assistance from a qualified team of employment lawyers. Employers cannot discriminate or fire an employee based on gender, race, disability, etc. There are numerous laws in place to provide protection for employees who have been wrongfully and unlawfully discriminated against.

Gender Discrimination

Gender discrimination can occur in several forms. Whatever the form of discrimination may be, we are committed to ensuring that all women in Minnesota will receive the same employment opportunities as men. It will not matter if the discrimination has been done in an overt manner or in a way that was not easy to identify, we understand gender discrimination and can prove when it occurs in any form.

Unfortunately, women are not advanced as often as men and they are not paid as much as men. While there have been changes over the years, the progress is not moving at the pace we would hope. Women are working harder, but their pay is not equalling the level of work they are putting in every day. It is important that the playing field becomes even and that women are given opportunities and pay they deserve.

Disability Discrimination

An employee who has a disability or has returned to work after an extended stay in a medical facility and is facing problems in the workplace because of the disability should seek information about their rights. It is important to be informed of your rights and any options you have if you have been subjected to discrimination based on permanent or temporary disability.

It does not matter what type of discrimination you may have been subjected to in the workplace; we are committed to fighting for you and helping you stand up for your rights. We know you will have important questions to ask as you go on this journey of fighting against discrimination. If you have been faced with workplace discrimination and you would like a consultation from a team of lawyers and attorneys who are committed to fighting for you, please do not hesitate to contact us today.


Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individualsituation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.