Employment Lawyers For Women Professionals

Employment Lawyers For Women Professionals in Minnesota

From Entry-level Professional Positions to C-Suite Roles, Women Professionals are Entitled to Equal Treatment

HalunenLaw-06-WEBEvery employee, regardless of gender, should have the same opportunity to seek growth, achieve goals, and succeed in the workplace. Unequal pay, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and retaliation are some of the most common obstacles women professionals face from entry-level roles to executive positions. Often these obstacles become more prevalent as a professional woman climbs the corporate ladder.

Women often face unique challenges in the workplace and need an advocate who understands the legal issues that arise from these challenges. Women at every stage of their career trust the equal rights lawyers at Halunen Law to provide them legal advice and, more importantly, to fiercely advocate for them when they face discrimination or retaliation. Over the course of more than 20 years, Halunen Law has developed extensive expertise in navigating these issues, and was recently voted Minnesota’s best employment lawyer.

Have You Had Experiences Like These As A Professional Woman In The Workplace?

  • Denial of, or unequal access to, raises, promotions, or other career development or advancement opportunities (for example, assignment of less promising customers to non-inclusion in client meetings or social events)based on gender
  • Receiving less compensation (base pay, benefits, etc.) than male colleagues performing the same job duties
  • Exclusion from opportunities necessary for career development, including:
      • Any type of gender-based harassment, which can include derogatory language, patronizing comments, slurs, unwanted touching, or other sexually motivated contact, comments, or requests
      • Denial of reasonable accommodations
      • Becoming aware that your employer is engaging in illegal conduct
      • Retaliation for reporting or resisting any kind of illegal conduct in the workplace
      • Retaliation for challenging or reporting discriminatory treatment in the workplace
      • Being offered executive or professional severance

If Yes, You May Have Experienced Illegal Discrimination Or Retaliation.

The employment lawyers at Halunen Law have extensive experience in representing female professionals who have faced issues such as sexual harassment, unequal pay, gender discrimination, and retaliation. We advocate on behalf of women from entry-level professional roles to C-Suite professionals. If you are experiencing struggles at work and have questions, please contact us today for a free and confidential consultation. We provide expert, personal guidance and help you achieve the justice you deserve.

Case Results Involving Women Professionals in Minnesota

Our client worked as a director-level employee at a Fortune 500 company and was terminated due to gender stereotyping. The company held her to a different standard than her male peers. Through intensive negotiations, we secured a favorable settlement in the high six figures for our client without filing a lawsuit.

After making reports of discriminatory conduct, our client—a high level officer in a large professional organization—was put on administrative leave and ultimately terminated. We resolved her employment discrimination and retaliation claims and obtained a $1 million settlement.

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What Can I Do To Protect Myself As A Woman Professional In The Workplace?

Take notes or keep a journal of your experiences; the more detail the better (e.g. dates, names, description of conversations); do this outside company time and do not keep it in any company-related electronic or file systems.

Keep copies of emails, documents, or memos that relate to the discriminatory practices; but only retain materials to which you would normally have access.

Contact Halunen Law if you are in the process of dealing with a difficult situation at work. We provide a free and confidential consultation of your situation and can often give guidance on your rights.

As A Woman, How Do I Document Unfair Or Discriminatory Practices By My Employer?

Take notes or start a journal which may include dates and list your ongoing experiences with discrimination or unfair treatment.

Retain copies of emails, documents, or memos that relate to the discriminatory practices.

Contact us if you are in the process of dealing with a difficult situation at work. We provide a free and confidential consultation of your situation and can often give guidance on your rights.

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Contact a Minneapolis Employment Attorney For Women Professionals

At Halunen Law we have been dealing with wrongful termination cases and other difficult employment matters for decades. During a free, confidential consultation, we can help you figure out whether you have grounds to pursue legal action against your employer. Contact us today at 612-260-5383 to learn more.


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