What is employment discrimination?
Employment discrimination is unfair treatment of a person based on who they are in race, gender, religion, disability, origin, status, or identity. Our employment attorneys work to protect you when you’ve experienced discrimination that is illegal under state and federal laws.
Are You Experiencing Discrimination at Your Work Place?
Discrimination can take the form of:
- Firing an employee (wrongful termination) or failure to hire based on protected characteristics, including gender, age, pregnancy, race, disability, sexual orientation, color, creed or status with regard to public assistance
- Not providing equal pay based on protected characteristics
- Not granting promotion to employees because of protected characteristics
- Creating or tolerating a hostile work environment in which illegal discrimination occurs
- Implementing a policy that has a negative or disparate impact on a protected group of employees
If you are dealing with any of these problems (or another employment problem), we can help. Our highly experienced employment lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of discrimination cases. We are not afraid to fight for our clients’ legal rights against any employer no matter how big, including going all the way to trial. Contact Us.
What laws prohibit employment discrimination?
Federal and state law prohibits discrimination in many employment areas including hiring, tenure, compensation, terms, upgrading, conditions, facilities or privileges of employment. Employers cannot terminate or discriminate against an employee based on age, disability, race, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation or any other clearly discriminatory reason.
There are many laws that protect employees from unlawful discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the primary federal statute prohibiting discrimination in the workplace. This Act was amended in 1991 in order to strengthen and improve federal civil rights laws, to provide for damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination and to clarify provisions regarding disparate impact actions. The Minnesota Human Rights Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act offer much more comprehensive protection in the workplace, and extend rights to areas not covered by federal statute. Employees are protected in the workplace, and we at Halunen Law have the necessary resources and expertise to successfully stand up for your rights.
Contact Us for a Consultation
The Minnesota employment discrimination attorneys of Halunen Law can answer your important questions and help you understand your legal rights regarding employment discrimination. Call us at 612-605-4098 or toll free at 866-523-8533 for a private consultation with no expense or risk. Or fill out our Contact Form and one of our attorneys will respond as soon as possible.