Minneapolis Wrongful Discharge Lawyer
Minnesota Wrongful Termination Law Firm
Neff Law Firm, P.A., is a Minnesota wrongful termination law firm based in the twin cities area. A Minneapolis unlawful discharge lawyer from Neff Law Firm, P.A., can provide legal assistance to an employee who has been wrongfully terminated from employment. There are legal limitations to an employer firing an employee. The skilled illegal dismissal attorneys at Neff Law Firm, P.A., know the law and how to use it to help a person who is the victim of unlawful discharage. The legal limitations that may apply to protect an unlawfully fired employee include:
- Federal law protects employees from discriminatory firing. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended, is a federal law that prohibits an employer from discharging an employee based on race, color, and/or national origin/heritage. An employee alleging a violation of Title VII invokes his rights under the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Certain factors are considered in evaluating whether this law applies such as whether the employee is a member of a protected class, was qualified for his or her position, was discriminated against by his employer based upon reasons such as race, color and national origin/heritage, whether discrimination was perpetrated because a member of a protected class, whether the stated reason for the termination was untrue, whether the reason for firing was merely pretext and the degree of damage to the employee.
- 29 United States Code § 623, 631, 633(a) prohibits an employer from firing based on age or reprisal for exercising the rights set forth under this law.
- 29 United States Code § 1140, 1141 prohibiting firing to keep the employee from having his pension rights vested.
- Minnesota has laws that limit an employer firing an employee for discriminatory reasons. Minnesota Statute § 363A.08 et seq. is a Minnesota law that prohibits an employer from discharging an employee based on race, color, and/or national origin/heritage, unless doing so is based on a bona fide occupational qualification. This claim arises under Minnesota state law.
- Minnesota has a law that applies to wrongful termination of employment. Minnesota Statute § 181.932 prohibits an employer from “…discharging, disciplining, threatening, otherwise discriminating against, or penalizing an employee regarding the employee's compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because …
- the employee, or a person acting on behalf of the employee, in good faith, reports a violation, suspected violation or planned violation of any federal or state law or common law or rule adopted pursuant to law to an employer or to any governmental body or law enforcement official; or
- the employee refuses an employer’s order to perform an action that the employee has an objective basis in fact to believe violates any state or federal law or rule or regulation adopted pursuant to law, and the employee informs the employer that the order is being refused for that reason.
- Minnesota Statute § 181.938 prohibits an employer from firing an employee for use of lawful substances.
- Minnesota Statute § 176.82 prohibits an employer from firing an employee in retaliation for his or her seeking to get workers compensation benefits.
- Minnesota Statute § 571.51, subd.1, prohibits an employer from firing an employee based on wages being garnished.
- Minnesota Statute § 593.50 prohibits an employer from firing an employee based on his or her serving on jury duty.
- The Minnesota False Claims Act — Minnesota Statute § 15.01, et seq.
- The Federal False Claims Act — 31 United States Code §§ 3729 – 3733.
Minnesota Illegal Discharge Legal Help
The Minneapolis wrongful discharge attorneys at Neff law Firm, P.A., have for over 28 years helped employees who have been wrongfully fired from their jobs. These experienced Minneapolis wrongful termination lawyers understand the impact on workers whose boss or supervisor use pretextual games to justify firing.
Legal Assistance for Unlawfully Fired Union Employees
The Minnesota law firm of Neff Law Firm, P.A., has for many years represented union members in Minneapolis, St. Paul and elsewhere who have been wrongfully terminated from many different types of jobs.
Wrongful Discharge of Executive and Professionals
Neff Law Firm P.A.'s, skilled Minnesota wrongful discharge lawyers have years of experience representing executives who have been wrongfully discharged from their employment. The firm's highly respected Minneapolis wrongful firing attorneys have for many years represented executives in a number of different fields including manufacturing, medical services, insurance, banking, and investment.
For an appointment to meet to discuss your situation, please call Neff Law Firm, P.A.'s, scheduling telephone number of (952) 831-6555.