Federal and state laws forbid certain toxic behaviors from the workplace, but those behaviors can be observed in many Minnesota workplaces. Abusive behavior in the workplace is destructive causing turmoil and strife that can lead to high turnover rates and decreased productivity. If you are subjected to a hostile work environment, you need to step up and act.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives thousands of complaints of workplace abuses or mistreatment every year. In 2016, the EEOC received 91, 503 total complaints of harassment and discrimination. Below are the types of complaints and how many the agency received in 2016:
National origin- 9,840
Sex discrimination including harassment- 26,934
Race discrimination- 32,309
Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
Discrimination or harassment occur in the workplace because employees are unaware of the laws because they weren’t properly trained or they don’t care about the laws. When it comes to discrimination and harassment, an employer is responsible for the actions of their employees
When a worker informs their employer that they are being discriminated against or subjected to harassment or discrimination action must be taken. Your employer cannot ignore your complaints, but many employers do and allow the toxic behavior to persist. If you report any incidents of discrimination and harassment, and your employer ignores your complaints, you may be eligible for compensation. We recommend you call an employment lawyer and get their honest opinion about your case.
Steps for Filing a Complaint Against your Minnesota Employer
If you have a complaint about a coworker or employer, USattorneys recommends you:
Make notes of any troubling interactions
Contact an employment law attorney in Minnesota
Report any incidents you experience to Human Resources
Contact the EEOC and Minnesota Division of Human Rights
Once you have spoken to an attorney, you will have all the information you need to decide how you should proceed with your case.
When you wish to file a workplace discrimination or harassment claim in Minnesota, you should contact the Employment Opportunity Commission and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. You can find a contact for both below:
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
625 Robert St N, St Paul, MN 55155
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
330 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact an Employment
You don’t have to endure a hostile work environment, deal with harassment daily, or take being fired without a justifiable reason. Speak with an employment lawyer to see if you have a solid case and should be awarded compensation.
Our employment law attorneys care capable of assisting you with a range of employment issues including:
Racial, sexual, age or religious discrimination
Wage fraud or theft
USattorneys.com will help you locate a lawyer near you in Minnesota to evaluate your case and help you decide what course of action you have. If you are entitled to compensation, our outstanding team of lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure you get the reward amount appropriate considering the abuse you endured. Call one of our outstanding lawyers today.