Harassment

Minneapolis Harassment Lawyers

What is Workplace Harassment?

Workplace harassment is any unwelcome or unwanted conduct that shows a hostility or dislike of an individual based upon that individual’s protected characteristics.  Characteristics protected under Minnesota and federal law can include: race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Conduct is considered unwelcomed if the employee neither solicited it nor provoked it.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Discrimination in Employment Act, the American with Disabilities Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act all prohibit the workplace harassment of protected individuals.  Under these laws, an employer or boss can be held liable for allowing a hostile work environment to continue.

Examples of Workplace Harassment

  • Racial slurs
  • Ethnic slurs
  • Homophobic slurs or inappropriate comments about your sexual orientation
  • Statements expressing stereotypes or other prejudices regarding an individual’s age, disability, gender, or other protected characteristic
  • Sexual harassment
  • Treating employees of a protected class differently from other employees, such as giving them more work, giving them less desirable work assignments, or not giving them the same opportunities as other employees.

 

Minneapolis Discrimination Lawyers Serving You

If you believe that you have been victimized by workplace harassment or discrimination, I may be able to help you.  Kuhlman Law, PLLC is dedicated to fighting for our clients who have had to endure illegal harassment or discriminatory behavior at work.  Whether you are still working and suffering from harassing behavior or have been fired or forced to quit as a result of harassment, I can help you stop the offensive conduct once and for all and hold the wrongdoers accountable.

My law firm handles employment law cases throughout Minnesota in a variety of venues, including Minnesota state court, federal court (U.S. District Court), and those before administrative agency bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR), and the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission.  I strongly believe that all people have the right to work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination.  I fight to protect employees’ rights and routinely take on large companies, government agencies, and other employers who tolerate unlawful discrimination.

If you or a loved one has experienced harassment in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or the Twin Cities metro area, contact an employment law attorney immediately.  An experienced employment lawyer can help you determine if your rights were violated, evaluate the strengths of your case, collect evidence, and depending on the facts, help you recover a cash settlement to compensate you for what you have been subjected to.

To learn more and schedule a free consultation with Minneapolis Employee Rights Lawyer Christopher Kuhlman, call 612 349 2747.