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 […]

Negotiating Executive Packages

How Bertelson Law Can Help When negotiating an executive package, it is critical to consider your individual goals in your exit strategy. Because each person’s employment situation is different, it is strongly advised that you consult with an attorney before signing any agreement. At Bertelson Law Offices, we provide counsel throughout the negotiation process, including: […]

Is My Severance Package Fair?

How Bertelson Law Can Help Losing a job can be very difficult. There are many decisions to be made, including whether or not to sign a severance or separation agreement. When you sign these agreements, you are giving up your right to pursue legal action against your employer in exchange for the money the employer […]