Discrimination in the workplace is a serious matter. Both Minnesota and federal laws protect employees from illegal discrimination. Employment discrimination occurs when an employee suffers an adverse employment action, and the reason for that adverse job action is based on a protected class status such as gender, race, age, color, creed, sexual orientation, culture, pregnancy, receipt of public assistance, or disability.
If you are a business accused of discrimination or an employee whose employer discriminated against you, you need an experienced Mankato employment law attorney representing your interests and fighting for your rights.
Protecting Against Illegal Treatment
Employment discrimination comes in many forms: termination, failure to hire, failure to promote, decision to demote, hostile work environment, unequal pay, policies that may impact a certain protected group or any other employment action that materially and adversely affects the terms and conditions of employment. Sometimes an employer does not even realize that an action might be viewed as discriminatory until it is too late and charges have been brought by the employee. Before taking action that may be seen to adversely affect terms and conditions of employment, it is best to consult with your attorney to decide the best and most appropriate course of action. It is always advisable to avoid issues related to discrimination in the first place.
Representation You Can Trust
If you believe you have suffered employment discrimination, you have options. A Southern Minnesota employment law attorney can assist you with those options, even to the point of pursuing your rights in court to recover the damages you have suffered.
Conversely, if you are a business owner and an employee has filed discrimination charges against you – or even a lawsuit – you deserve proper representation to guide you through the process, assert a defense, and achieve the best result.
Contact A Mankato Employment Law Attorney
Discrimination can be damaging both to employees and to businesses. If you are an employee who has suffered from discrimination, or an employer who is facing discrimination charges, you should have appropriate representation by your side. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office at 507-625-2525 to request a free consultation.