Gender Discrimination and Harassment

Gender Discrimination and Harassment

It is illegal to treat an employee differently based on whether they are a man or a woman, according to the Minnesota Human Rights Act. It is also illegal to treat a woman differently based on her potential to become pregnant. The 2014 Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act outlines protections for pregnancy accommodation, pregnancy leave, equal pay laws, and workforce recruitment.

Example: Certain interview questions including “Do you have children?” or “Do you plan on having children?” that do not affect an individual’s skills or ability to do a job.

If you have experienced or are experiencing gender discrimination at work, contact Bertelson Law Offices at (612) 278-9832 to discuss what claims you may have.

For further examples of gender discrimination, go to our section on “Sexual Harassment”.

For additional information on Pregnancy Discrimination, follow the link: https://mn.gov/mdhr/yourrights/who-is-protected/sex/pregnancy.jsp

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Rights

 

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