Hostile Work Environment
When you go to work, do you have to endure inappropriate comments or touching from your peers or supervisors?
Are the comments hurtful because they focus on your race, gender, age, or something else over which you have no control?
Do you dread going to work because of the hostile work environment?
Madia Law Represents Employees in Hostile Work Environment Cases
If you answered “yes” to any one of the above questions, Madia Law can help. I represent employees across the State of Minnesota in hostile work environment cases. I’ve been honored to take on – and beat – some of the largest corporations in the country that broke the law.
As an “at will” employment state, Minnesota gives supervisors and employers some leeway when it comes to management style. However, both Minnesota and federal law absolutely prohibit comments about an employee’s race, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability status. You have the right to come to work and not have to endure any of that kind of garbage. If you are being subjected to comments or touching based on who you are, you may be the victim of hostile work environment discrimination.
Sometimes, your employer may subject you to a hostile work environment based on who you are, but supervisors may not actually make incriminating remarks. They may even claim that the hostile work environment is based on poor performance rather than race, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation. I’ve handled many cases where employers first asserted that they singled employees out for performance, but once we got started in the case, it became very clear that the real reason the employee was being targeted was based on a discriminatory reason. Discrimination based on race, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation is illegal. Likewise, any termination based on your decision to report illegal activity, including discrimination, is considered retaliation, and is also illegal.
You May Be Entitled to Back Pay, Front Pay, Emotional Distress Damages, and Your Attorney Fees
If you have been the victim of a hostile work environment, you may be entitled to back pay and front pay damages, reinstatement to your position, emotional distress compensation, treble damages under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, punitive damages under Title VII, and your attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Minnesota Hostile Work Environment Lawyer Today
You must act quickly when it comes to hostile work environment claims. If you wait, strict statutes of limitation will bar you from filing any claim at all against your employer. Call Madia Law today to discuss your case. All consultations are free.