Employment Discrimination Resources
Simply put, employment discrimination is treating an employee differently because of their membership in a "protected class" - and it's illegal under federal and state law. In Minnesota, protected classes include race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, receipt of public assistance, military status, and age. In most cases, to be illegal discrimination, there must be a change in a term or condition of the employee's job. This can mean termination, but it doesn't have to be that extreme. It can also mean severe or pervasive on-the-job harassment, refusing an accommodation, denying a promotion, lower pay, and other adverse actions. Click on the links below for more information about workplace discrimination.