Discrimination

Discrimination

Preventing And Fighting Workplace Discrimination

At Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, PLLP, our attorneys bring significant experience and skill to our employment law practice. By representing both employees and employers in workplace disputes, we have cultivated a reputation as fair, levelheaded and effective employment lawyers.

Whether you are an employee who has experienced illegal workplace discrimination or an employer looking to strengthen your policies around hiring/training/promoting, we are here to provide relevant, targeted advice and representation.

Who Is Protected From Workplace Discrimination?

Discrimination is illegal if it is based upon a person’s membership in a “protected class” (groups specifically named in legislation). At the federal level, it is illegal to discriminate based on:

  • Race and/or color
  • National origin
  • Religion or religious beliefs
  • Disability
  • Sex (which includes pregnancy/childbirth discrimination)
  • Citizenship status
  • Age (for workers 40 and older)
  • Genetic information

Minnesota employment laws expand the scope of some protected classes and add additional ones. They include prohibiting discrimination based on:

  • Age (from age 18 to 70)
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation (actual or perceived)
  • Gender identity
  • Familial status
  • Receipt of public assistance

Representing Employees In Discrimination Claims

If you have lost a job, failed to get hired or failed to get promoted because of discrimination, the consequences can be devastating – both personally and professionally. It is not always easy to prove that discrimination occurred and that it was the reason for your adverse employment outcome. But our experienced attorneys will work with you to understand all of your options, secure evidence and build a case for compensation, corrective action or both.

Advice And Representation For Employers

Compliance and transparency are not always easy to achieve. As an employer, the decisions you make will always leave someone unhappy. At the same time, employee complaints and allegations should never be ignored. It is a difficult balance to strike.

Our firm is ready to help you with all aspects of employment law, including:

  • Drafting, reviewing and revising employment contracts
  • Developing or improving human resources policies and anti-discrimination training
  • Maintaining compliance with state and federal employment laws
  • Representing the company in litigated disputes with employees or former employees

We believe in cultivating long-term relationships with clients, and we strive to be a go-to resource for all your employment law needs throughout the years. As we get to know your business over time, we can offer ever-more relevant, targeted advice and representation.

Free Consultations Available – Contact Us Today

From our office in St. Paul, CBSH is proud to serve clients throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with one of our skilled employment lawyers, call us at 651-968-0969 or send us an email.