Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”), it is an unfair employment practice for an employer to discriminate against a person with respect to hiring, tenure, compensation, terms, upgrading, conditions, facilities, or privileges of employment, on the basis of the individual’s sex. (See footnote 1.) For purposes of sex discrimination, the term “discriminate” includes sexual
Minnesota Sexual Harassment Attorney
Sexual harassment is a serious violation of an employee’s rights in the workplace. If you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, you should contact an attorney immediately to insure that the harassment will stop. Sexual harassment can take many forms. According to Minnesota law, “Sexual harassment” includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:
- Submission to that conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly, of obtaining employment, public accommodations or public services, education, or housing;
- Submission to or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual’s employment, public accommodations or public services, education, or housing; or
- That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s employment, public accommodations or public services, education, or housing, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, public accommodations, public services, educational, or housing environment.
If any of these descriptions apply to you or you are unsure if they do, contacting an attorney to discuss your rights and what you should do to protect them is the first step to take.
Laws on Sexual Solicitation of Employee in Minnesota
Is Your Boss Inappropriate at Work? Employees don't have to endure a hostile work environment. Bosses don't have a right to ask employees to do whatever they want. This article explains some of the protections available to employees and how good employers should treat their employees. This is meant to serve as a guide to
When is Sexual Harassment a Hostile Work Environment in Minnesota?
Minnesota employees may wonder what qualifies as sexual harassment or an unlawfully hostile work environment. In Rasmussen et al. v. Two Harbors Fish Company et al. (2012), the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently explained. Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, an unfair employment practice occurs when an employer, because of a person’s sex, discriminates against