Employment

Pursuing a civil lawsuit for sexual assault in Minnesota

by Chris Kuhlman on March 15, 2016

There are good reasons to report a sexual assault to the police, to let prosecutors bring charges, and to get justice through the criminal justice system. You are probably already familiar with this general process from reading the newspaper or watching shows like Law and Order: SVU. But pressing criminal charges is not the only […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on March 15, 2016

Pregnancy Discrimination at Work and Failure to Accommodate Pregnancy Work Restrictions

by Chris Kuhlman on March 8, 2016

Under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act Employers may not discriminate against their workers based on pregnancy or pregnancy-related disabilities.  This means that employers may not fire, refuse to hire, refuse to promote, or otherwise mistreat female workers because of their pregnancy (or ability to become pregnant).  That includes unlawfully passing up pregnant women for raises, […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on March 8, 2016

Employment Discrimination Against Transgender People

by Chris Kuhlman on February 10, 2016

Far too many transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) people – those who identify as a different gender than that assigned to them at birth – face discrimination, harassment, and other indignities in the workplace every day.  Fortunately, the law is beginning to recognize the unfairly high rates of employment discrimination against transgender people, especially that […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on February 10, 2016

Unpaid Hourly Wages in Minnesota

by Chris Kuhlman on February 5, 2016

If you are a “nonexempt” employee, your employer has to pay you for all the time you have worked. But what counts as “work” can get tricky, and employers may try to weasel their way out of paying full hourly wages or overtime. In Minnesota, the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour for small employers […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on February 5, 2016

What is my sexual harassment lawsuit worth?

by Chris Kuhlman on January 4, 2016

Valuing Sexual Harassment Claims in Minnesota One of the many questions that we are often asked by potential clients at our initial intake meeting is if they pursue their claim, is what amount of compensation they will receive or should expect if they pursue their case.  While this is certainly an important question, the answer […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on January 4, 2016

Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

by Chris Kuhlman on December 29, 2015

The Minnesota Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act make it illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees because of their gender, which includes sexual harassment. If sexual harassment in your workplace has become so pervasive that it has changed the nature of your working environment, making it intimidating, hostile, […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on December 29, 2015

Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

by Chris Kuhlman on December 23, 2015

Minnesota Sexual Harassment Lawyers   Quid pro quo (Latin: this for that) is a subcategory of sexual harassment that occurs when an employer, boss, or supervisor offers a job benefit in exchange for sexual favors, sex, requests for sex, or a romantic relationship.  Quid pro quo is latin meaning (“this for that”).  Quid pro quo sexual […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on December 23, 2015

Can my boss fire me for rejecting his or her sexual advances?

by Chris Kuhlman on December 22, 2015

When a boss makes sexual or romantic advances to an employee, he or she is in a position of power. And if the employee rejects those advances and the boss fires them, the boss is abusing that power. Fortunately, there are a number of legal protections against this sort of sexual harassment in Minnesota.  Minnesota’s […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on December 22, 2015

Co-worker Sexual Harassment

by Chris Kuhlman on December 17, 2015

Can co-workers be held liable for sexual harassment Sexual harassment in the workplace generally refers to any unwanted sexual conduct which can be verbal or physical. This can include making sexual or romantic advances, asking someone for sexual favors, making sexually degrading comments or “jokes,” touching someone in a sexual way or displaying pornography or […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on December 17, 2015

What to do if you have been sexually harassed at work

by Chris Kuhlman on September 10, 2015

No one wants to be sexually harassed at work.  Most victims of sexual harassment at the workplace simply want the unwelcome behavior to stop.  If you have been sexually harassed there are several steps you should take to hopefully put an end to the harassing behavior and to preserve your rights.* Make a record of […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on September 10, 2015