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Q: What are the legal actions I can take if I believe I've been discriminated out of a job position within my company?

I've been with my current company for over a year, which is the probation period before we can apply for another position internally. There's been an open position at my company since the previous employee vacated it back in March of this year. The position was posted in May, and I had applied to... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jun 27, 2019

Missing from your question is *why* you think you were treated differently. If you were not considered for the position because of race, gender, age, disability, or some other protected class or protected conduct, then you may have a claim worth pursuing.

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Q: Wife fired from our childs daycare after I filed a negative opinion survey citing poor management. Wrongful termination?

My wife was the nurse at our children’s daycare in MN for nearly 2 years. She did not have a history of corrective actions or anything negative in her employment there. New management took over the facility around a year ago and soon thereafter her dual role as parent and employee were not... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi answered on Aug 15, 2018

Minnesota is an at-will employment state. From the facts presented, it does not appear to be an illegal termination, but you may want to discuss this further with an employment attorney. A more interesting question relates to the apparently *not* anonymous survey.

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Q: How long do I have to file a civil lawsuit for discrimination at work if I want to pass the MDHR and EEOC process in MN?

Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jun 4, 2018

The EEOC is a federal process with its own set of time and other requirements. If you do not file an administrative charge or take other action, the Minnesota Human Rights Act allows you to file a civil lawsuit alleging a violation of that Act within one year after the discriminatory practice... Read more »

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Q: Is there anything I can do?

I recently had an interview at a gym. I interviewed with the facility manager, it went well. He said he would contact me later that day when he knows when the general manager would be able to do my second interview. Later in the day I received a text from an employee at that gym who doesn't like me... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi answered on Sep 11, 2017

You may have a defamation claim depending on what was said.

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Q: Can an employer ask you if you are a U.S. citizen in an application OR during an interview?

Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jun 1, 2017

Generally not. A permissible question is whether you are authorized to work in the United States. Citizenship is rarely a bona fide requirement of a job.

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