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Stop Workplace Discrimination From Bring Your Career To A Halt

When you entered the workforce, you knew your journey upward would be challenging. Little did you expect, however, that you’d encounter discrimination that made it even harder to succeed. Trying to advance can be stressful enough without facing an uneven playing field.

Rochester, Minnesota, is a contemporary city with a modern population of diverse professionals — and the dedicated, hardworking employees in our surrounding southeastern Minnesota communities are just as progressive. At Restovich Braun & Associates, our law firm has been working since 1992 to help bring people together and educate them about their rights to pursue gainful employment in accommodating workplaces.

What Is Workplace Discrimination?

Discrimination takes many forms, and it’s not always the kind of obvious abuse you see in the media. No matter how subtle or egregious the discrimination is, however, it can have a catastrophic impact on your ability to succeed in the workplace. As a victim of discrimination, you may have confronted:

  • Employers who decline to hire or promote you because of fundamental characteristics that you can’t change about yourself
  • Co-workers or superiors who try to harass you or create hostile workplaces
  • Companies that pay you less than your peers who perform the same tasks
  • Unfair retaliation for voicing your concerns
  • Firms that deny you job benefits, positions or opportunities

As discrimination victims know all too well, these kinds of events aren’t just about bruised pride or minor inconveniences. Your ability to provide for your family, learn critical career skills and maintain a positive professional outlook all depend on being able to focus on doing good work, but you can’t do that when you’re dealing with discriminatory behavior. Talking to an employment law attorney may give you the knowledge you need to fight back.

Who Might Be A Victim Of Workplace Discrimination?

At the federal level, Title VII employment laws prohibit discrimination based on factors like your race, gender, sex, age, citizenship status or disability. Minnesota goes even further to protect people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and status as recipients of public assistance.

It’s not always easy to fight against discrimination and sexual harassment, and those who perpetrate such acts often tend to deny that they did anything wrong. You may have a tough battle ahead of you, but at Restovich Braun & Associates we will stand up for your rights — with us on your side; you’re not alone in this battle. Call an experienced employment law lawyer today at 507-218-2004, or contact us online, and find out how we can help you.