Hostile Work Environment in Minnesota

Hostile Work Environment in Minnesota

In Minnesota, it is illegal to create, foster, or allow a hostile work environment to occur at the workplace if the reason for the hostile work environment is because of the employee’s disability, race, national origin, gender, sex, age or sexual orientation. Under Minnesota law, generally an employee must be able to demonstrate that the conduct of his or her colleagues was so severe and pervasive that it created a work environment.

Examples of Hostile Work Environment

Although many different types of behavior in the workplace can create a hostile work environment, below are several examples of a hostile work environment:

  • Repeated use of racial slurs, gender slurs, or other inappropriate and abusive language directed at the employee because of their gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or race.
  • Threats of physical violence or violence towards an employee because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
  • Leaving anonymous threats around the place of business directed at the employee because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Minnesota Hostile Work Environment Lawyers

If you have been the victim of hostile work environment because of your age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation or if you have been subjected to hostile behavior in retaliation because you blew the whistle on illegal conduct, sought workers’ compensation benefits after being injured on the job, or exercised your right to Family Medical Leave, contact Kuhlman Law today. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to back pay, front pay, emotional harm damages and punitive damages to compensate you for what you had to experience.

To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a Minneapolis Minnesota Employee Rights Lawyer, call (612) 349-2747.