Minneapolis Employees Don’t Have to Be Bullied at Work.
Workplace bullying and harassment is on the rise, unfortunately. If you’re an employee who’s just trying to go to work every day and do your best for the company and your family, you don’t have to put up with bullying. It’s unfair, wrong, and many times, illegal.
You Have Protections from Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace.
If the bullying, harassment, or assault is sexual in nature, then you’re protected by Federal Law (Title VII), Minnesota State Law (Minnesota Human Rights Act and common law), and Minneapolis City Ordinance Title 7. The bullying and harassment may constitute a hostile work environment based on your gender. Or, the bullying could be quid pro quo sexual harassment. And – if you’ve been touched, grabbed, fondled, or otherwise sexually assaulted in any way, you can hold your employer accountable for its employees’ unlawful conduct.
If you’re being bullied or harassed based on your race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or disability status, then you’ve got a claim for hostile work environment under both state law and federal law.
Even if your supervisor or coworkers are just bullying you because they don’t like you or because they’re mean spirited – and not because of your race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or age – you may still have a potential claim depending on your employer’s handbook and policies, whether your boss knew about the harassment and bullying, whether you reported it, and whether the employer took any action.
Contact Minneapolis Workplace Bullying and Harassment Attorneys Today.
The process for a free consultation with our employment lawyers is pretty simple. First, call our firm. You’ll talk to a clerk for about 5-10 minutes. They’ll get some basic information about you and your case.
About 3 or 4 hours later, you’ll get a call from us. If you’ve got a case that’s a little outside our wheelhouse, then we’ll will call you and give you a referral for an attorney that we think is better suited to handle your case. Our number one goal is to make sure you get the best representation possible for your particular matter – if that’s not us, we’ll tell you immediately and get you to someone else that we trust.
If we think that we can help you, then someone will call you and set an appointment for you to talk to one of our employment lawyers. We’ll call you at time that works for you and discuss your case and give you our honest assessment of its strengths, weaknesses, and value. We’ll then set a time where you can come to our office and meet your employment lawyer personally – at that time, we’ll discuss your case in more detail, sign a contingency fee retainer agreement, and talk about the process of moving forward with your case.
When you come in to meet your employment lawyer, please bring all relevant documents that you want us to look at, including: pay-stubs personnel file (if you have it) employment handbook (if you have it) any letters from your employer, including your termination letter any text messages or emails that you think are important and any other documents that you think might be helpful.