Equal Employment Opportunity Lawsuits in St. Paul
Employment Attorney for All Residents of Minnesota
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
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 free evaluation.
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