Equal Employment Opportunity Lawsuits in St. Paul
St. Paul Employment Attorney
An entire organization is set up to help ensure the protection of employees
based on certain characteristics they hold. The Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) watches over equal employment in the federal workplace
and has established federal mandates to protect certain classes of which
individuals may belong. Overall, it is strictly illegal for an employer
to treat you differently or negatively based on these protected classes.
You have the EEOC’s protection during all stages of work, including:
- Initial interviews
- Hiring processes
- Training procedures
- Promotion or demotion selection
- Wage and benefit earnings
- Firing processes
Classes considered protected by the EEOC include:
- Sex (or pregnancy status)
- Age (if older than 39)
- Genetic information (eye and skin color, height, etc.)
Regulations Set By Each State
Every state is entitled to nominate additional protections under its own
Human Rights department. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has
introduced other protected classes you should know if you work in the
state, which are:
- Marital status
- Familial status
- Local human rights commission activity
- Sexual orientation
If you have reason to believe that you have been discriminated against
while at work or were not selected for a job because of a protected class,
it is important to take action. You will need to take legal action to
set things right and our firm is here to fight on your behalf.
Contact our St. Paul employment attorneys from Capitol City Law Group today to begin your case with a
Your Complaint is Important to Our Firm
Individuals experiencing workplace discrimination should not just sit back
and take it, but should instead let their attorney and the EEOC know.
They are not only fighting for their own rights, but are standing up for
others who could be in a similar situation or who may be victimized by
the same employer.
We know that it can be intimidating to face your employer or a company
that did you wrong, but you must know that we are here to protect you
from start to finish in your employment law case. If you are worried about
retaliation for making the discrimination known, you are also shielded
from penalties through whistleblower laws.
Call 651.419.3615 to Set Your Case in Motion
Discrimination in the workplace is an unacceptable business practice, and
it is also subject to various penalties. In some cases, the harmful business
or business owner will need to pay fines to the state or take employment
law educational courses.
More importantly to you, the plaintiff, is that you can sue for compensatory
damages. You may be able to collect monies for promotions or raises you
did not earn due to discrimination, or you can cite emotional pain suffered
due to the feeling of being demoralized.
Find out the value of your case and how we can help you set things right.
Contact our St. Paul employment attorneys today.