Employees have certain rights in the workplace according to the Minnesota Human Rights Act. However, discrimination still occurs for a number of reasons including race, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation and age.
While not every unfair action in the workplace is considered discriminatory, employers are held to strict standards and there are many protected areas. If an employee claims that they are being discriminated against in the workplace, it is important to know your options. It is helpful to contact an attorney to discuss whether or not they have a strong case and if so how you should proceed. Additionally, an attorney may be able to advise you of how to protect yourself against claims in the future. This could be done through implementing new policies to ensure that you are defended against such future allegations. While it may seem to the issue and hope it goes away, however discrimination cases (regardless of merit) could waste your time and money. An experienced employment attorney will be able to take over the burden and allow you to focus on growing your company.