Employment Law For EmployeesEmployee Rights & Wrongful Termination
How I Can Help You
Employees have numerous rights that provide them with an opportunity to work in a fair workplace free from discrimination, retaliation, and wage theft. Moreover, many employment protections provide for the award of attorney’s fees and costs if the employee prevails.
Discrimination & Retaliation
In Minnesota, employees are protected from discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, creed, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, or sexual orientation. Furthermore, an employee is protected from retaliation for asserting, requesting, or participating in a protected right including FMLA leave requests.
In Minnesota, employees are protected from employers taking improper deductions, misclassifying employees as an independent contractor, failure to pay wages, not paying overtime, and not paying minimum wage, among other protections. Almost all wage protection statutes require the employer to pay the attorney’s fees and costs of the successful employee. Even if you are denied a small paycheck, it is worth it to consult with a knowledgeable attorney.
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Wrongful Termination
- Sexual Harassment
- Hostile Work Environment
- Disability Discrimination
- Unpaid Wages
- Wage and Hour
- Whistleblower Claims
- False Claims Act
- Unlawful Deductions
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Employment Contracts
What Should I Do If I Feel My Rights Are Being Violated?
You should contact me for a free consultation. I can help you find out what your rights are, and if they have been violated. It is important to seek out an attorney early in the process because there are various statutes of limitations that could prevent you from bringing your claim if you wait too long.
If you feel your employer has treated you unfairly, call my office today at (763) 458-5145 or reach out via our online contact form. You’ll be glad you did.