NYTimes Article: U.S. Agency Rules for Gays in Workplace Discrimination

By NOAM SCHEIBER, JULY 17, 2015, NY Times The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law, setting the stage for litigation aimed at striking down such practices. The commission’s ruling, issued this week, hinged on the Civil Rights Act of […]

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Beth E. Bertelson

Beth E. Bertelson is the founder of Bertelson Law Office. Beth has significant experience as an employment law litigator. She has also served on the Executive Board for the Minnesota division of NELA and the MSBA Labor and Employment Law Section. Certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, […]

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Bertelson Law Office—Committed to protecting employees rights. At Bertelson Law Office we are committed to protecting employee rights. We provide our clients with a combination of strong advocacy, extensive experience in employment law, and a commitment to preserving their integrity while pursuing their legal goals. Because we practice exclusively in employment law, we understand that […]

How long do I have to file a claim?

Don’t Wait too long! Did you know?… Employment law claims have time limitations within which you must pursue your claims or you forfeit your right to do so. Listed below are certain legal causes of actions and their corresponding time limitations in Minnesota. • Discrimination/Harassment: Under Minnesota law, one year from the date of the […]

What is Discrimination?

Discrimination is different treatment because of a person’s age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Discrimination or harassment can take many forms, such as: • Failure to hire, promote, or offer training • Pre-employment questions that determine who is hired • Unrelated job […]

What is Sexual Harrassment?

Sexual harassment of an individual is prohibited by state and federal laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 establishes that employers may not discriminate on the basis of sex, and that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Any number of actions may constitute sexual harassment. The federal agency charged with […]