Frequently Asked Questions

I think I have a case for workplace discrimination – how do I go about contacting an attorney? If you believe you are facing discrimination in the workplace, please contact us at +1 (612) 278-9832 to complete a free, brief (10-15 minute) intake interview with one of our attorneys. If we decide to take on […]

Sexual Orientation, Marital, and Familial Status Discrimination and Harassment

Sexual Orientation, Marital, and Familial Status Discrimination and Harassment Sexual Orientation, Marital Status, and Familial Status are “protected classes” under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. With regard to same-sex marriage, Minnesota law states that individuals, businesses, non-profits, or the secular business activities of religious entities cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation. Example: An employer expressing […]

Race, Color, Creed, Religious, and National Origin Discrimination and Harassment

Race, Color, Creed, Religious, and National Origin Discrimination and Harassment Race, Color, Creed, Religion, and National Origin are “protected classes” under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Example: Offensive or derogatory comments about an employee or job applicant’s accent, when it is not relevant to the skills required for the position. If you have experienced or […]

Disability Discrimination and Harassment

Disability Discrimination and Harassment Disability is a “protected class” under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Individuals with a disability have a right to “reasonable accommodation” under the law. However, not every injury or illness is considered a “disability” under Minnesota law. Example: Dismissing an employee for disability-related absences. If you have experienced or are experiencing […]

Age Discrimination and Harassment

Age Discrimination and Harassment Age is a “protected class” under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. While often indirect and difficult to prove, ageism – especially against older employees – is common in a competitive job market. Example: Refusing to interview candidates over or under a certain age, based on the assumption that they are too […]

Age Discrimination Collective Action Lawsuit

Moldenhauer, for an on behalf of herself and other persons similarly situated, v. Honeywell International, Inc., Court File No., 18-cv-00126 (U.S. District of Minnesota). On January 18, 2018, we filed a Complaint  against Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) in U.S. District Court of Minnesota alleging a violation of age discrimination laws. The named plaintiff, a Supplier […]

Age Discrimination in the Internet Era

Interesting article on age discrimination in the workplace: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-na-pol-age-discrimination-trends-20170626-htmlstory.html In job ads, some employers have begun listing “digital native” as a requirement for the position. The term, many say, is a “code word” for young workers who have grown up with technology and will be able to use new systems with ease. This term plays into […]

Age Related Comments Evidence of Age Discrimination

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that a decision-makers age related comments could be evidence of age discrimination: “Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to Thomas, we also conclude that the age-related comments that Hagen made in the workplace were sufficiently related to Thomas and to the decisional process to constitute […]