Discrimination

The Failure of Anti-Bias Training: Is Employee Engagement the Solution ?

Earlier this year, my wife and I seized the opportunity to travel to Doha, Qatar to visit our son who was stationed at nearby Al Udeid Air Force Base. It was a remarkable experience. We toured the Souq Waqif (photo above), the Pearl (photo at right) and the...

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Can I Sue for Wrongful Termination?

"I just got fired! Can I sue for wrongful termination?" I hear that a lot from people who've lost their jobs and want legal advice about their rights. My answer is almost always no because under Minnesota law, there really is no such thing as a legal claim for...

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Statute of limitations halted during internal dispute resolution process, says Minnesota Supreme Court

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled this week in Peterson v. City of Minneapolis that the one-year statute of limitations set by the Minnesota Human Rights Act ("MHRA") is suspended while the employer and employee voluntarily engage in an employer's internal dispute...

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Tick Tock: Appeals Court Opens Door to Stale Discrimination Claims by Broadly Interpreting Statute of Limitations Tolling Clause

Note: Due to the Minnesota Supreme Court's affirmance of the Court of Appeals' decision in Peterson v. City of Minneapolis, this post has been replaced by Statute of limitations halted during internal dispute resolution process, says Minnesota Supreme Court.Employers...

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Jack Link’s Missing Link: Company Pays $50K to Settle Claim of Ongoing Sexual Harassment

A recently settled Minnesota Department of Human Rights charge against Jack Link's Beef Jerky emphasizes the importance of follow-through when responding to sexual harassment allegations.According to the Department, Jack Link's initially took the "right step" in...

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Target Settlement Sheds Light on Disparate Impact Discrimination

By now, you've probably read or heard about Target Corporation's agreement to pay $2.8 million to settle an EEOC discrimination charge. Unlike a "disparate treatment" case where the plaintiffs claim that an employer's actions were motivated by discriminatory intent,...

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Supreme Court Rules for EEOC in Abercrombie Dress Code Case

Employers must now use more caution when their dress codes clash with their employees' religious beliefs. That is the result of the United States Supreme Court's June 1, 2015 ruling in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.The case arose after Samantha Elauf...

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Supreme Court Slams Brakes on EEOC Lawsuits in Mach Mining, LLC v EEOC

The United States Supreme Court today slammed the brakes on lawsuits started by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Specifically, the Court ruled that because the EEOC has a statutory duty to attempt conciliation before suing, the courts have authority to...

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