If you are an employee, you have an "at will" employment relationship. That means that you can leave your employment or be terminated from your employment for any reason except the wrong reason. The "wrong " reason are those protected by state and federal statutes and by an employment contract.
You can not be terminated if you are harassed or discriminated against at work, it is not only unfair, it may be illegal. in such situations, you do not have to simply accept and move on. When you suffer employment discrimination or sexual harassment, you have recourse. We can help. Seeking out an experienced employment law attorney is your first step.
Employment discrimination and employment harassment may come in a number of different forms. Some reasons are obvious and some subtle. It often may take an analysis of workplace historic practices to determine whether or not you were fired, or not hired, for the wrong reasons. We have successfully represented clients throughout Minnesota in employment discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination claims that involve:
- Age Discrimination
- Racial Discrimination
- Gender Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Preference
- Religious Discrimination
- Whistle Blower
In some situations, the courts may find there was a constructive termination even if you were not fired outright based on the conduct of the employer by changing your job duties, reducing your wage or failing to promote where others in your workplace who were similarily situated to you were promoted.
We have represented employees on matters involving separation packages (severance pay), pensions and benefits, healthcare and Cobra coverage, compensation, non-compete agreements, employment contracts, and Minnesota Chapter 181 claims.
Did you know that in Minnesota, when you separate from your employer, your employer is required to pay you all outstanding compensation. If it is not paid in a timely fashion, you may seek damages in addition to your regular wages.
If you have questions about an employment situation, call (952) 746-2153.
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