Minneapolis Employment Lawyer
Neff Law Firm, P.A., is an experienced Minnesota employment law firm based in the Minneapolis area with Minnesota employment lawyers who have over 63 years combined employment law experience. It is one of the leading Minneapolis employment law firms handling employee rights and employer liability matters. A Minnesota employment attorney from Neff Law Firm, P.A., has successfully handled employee – employer legal matters for over 28 years. The Minnesota employment lawyers from Neff Law Firm, P.A., handle employment law matters including losing a job due to being wrongfully fired, defense of professional and occupational license, discrimination, employee claims against an employer, retaliation for being a whistleblower, sexual harassment and other workplace related legal cases. The firm's experienced Minneapolis employment lawyers have over 63 years of combined legal experience helping employees who are the victims of illegal employment practices by the workers employer as well as defending against unjustified claims.
Employment law issues are often complicated and confusing matters. If you think you have been treated unfairly in the workplace or are the victime of a falzse accusation by an employee, Neff Law Firm, P.A., one of the highly respected Minneapolis employment law firms can help you better understand Minnesota employment rights. If you are facing an employment-related dispute, trust your case to Neff Law Firm, P.A., with years of experience handling:
- Wrongful termination of employment — There are federal and state laws limiting the right of an employer to fire. Some of the laws that may apply are:
- the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) — Minnesota Statute § 363A.01, et seq.
- the Minnesota Equal pay for Equal Work Act — Minnesota Statute § 181.66, et seq.
- the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) — 29 United States Code § 621, et seq.
- the Minnesota Age Discrimination Law — Minnesota Statute § 181.81, et seq.
- the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) — 42 United States Code § 12101, et seq.
- the Minnesota Whistleblower Act — Minnesota Statute § 181.932, et seq.
- the Civil Rights Act of 1991 — 42 United States Code § 2000e–2, et seq.
- Employment discrimination based on age, race, sex, gender, disability, pregnancy, religion, or national origin (MHRA – Minnesota Statute § 363A.03, et seq., ADEA 29 United States Code § 621, et seq., Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991 — 42 United States Code § 2000e – 2, et seq., the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (42 United States Code § 2000e(k), and others)
- Breach of employment contract
- Employment legal disputes
- Retaliatory discharge from employment (Minnesota Statute § 181.932, et seq., and the Federal False Claims Act — 31 United States Code §§ 3729-3733)
- Employment Sexual harassment (quid pro quo and hostile work environment claims) — Minnesota Statute § 363A.01, et seq., Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991 — 42 United States Code § 2000e–2
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) employment violations — 29 United States Code §§ 2601–2654 and Minnesota Parenting Leave Act (requires an employer to provide an amount of time unpaid parental leave under certain circumstances) — Minnesota Statutes § 181.941, et seq.
- Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) employment violations — 29 United States Code § 651, et seq., Minnesota Statute § 182.651, et seq., Minnesota Statute § 182.653, subd. 8 (AWAIR — Accident and Injury Reduction Act)
- Retaliation for whistleblowing arising out of employment — Minnesota Statute § 181.932, et seq.
- Qui Tam cases — Federal False Claims Act — 31 United States Code §§ 3729 – 3733 arsing out of employment and Minnesota Statute § 15C.01
- Employee Rights
- Disability Discrimination in employment — 42 United States Code § 12101, et seq. and Minnesota Statute § 363A.01, et seq.
A Minnesota employment lawyer from the Minneapolis employment law firm is available to consult with concerning employment related difficulties in the twin cities and elsewhere related to the above employment legal matters and other workplace legal issues.
If you think you have been treated unfairly in the workplace, an experienced and knowledgeable Minneapolis employment attorney can help you better understand your rights as an employee. If you are facing an employment-related dispute, trust your case to the experienced Minneapolis employment attorney at the firm. Neff Law Firm, P.A., is one of the Minneapolis employment law firms that handles a wide range of employment law cases. The firm's Minnesota employment attorneys have handled multidistrict employment litigation and complex workplace cases in various jurisdictions throughout the United States.
Employment Discrimination by Employer
The law recognizes and protects workers against employment discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, and pregnancy status. The Minneapolis employment lawyers of Neff Law Firm, P.A., are well-versed in the language of the Minnesota Human Rights Act and federal anti-discrimination laws, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. These Minneapolis employment attorneys have successfully represented many clients in Minnesota employment discrimination cases, including those involving sexual harassment.
Minnesota Employment Lawyer
Employment lawyer Fred Neff has extensive experience rendering legal help to all types of employees, including hourly wage earners, salaried employees, mechanics, managers, high-level executives, doctors, nurses and other professionals. Whether your are a retail clerk, mechanic, electrician, plumber, union worker, corporate officer, manager or highly educated professional, he has the skills needed to protect your rights in claims related to employment discrimination. Fred Neff has also successfully represented numerous business owners, executives, and managers involved in employment disputes.
False Claims Act ⁄ Qui Tam Arising Out of Employment
When an employee informs government authorities about illegal acts taken by an employer, that employee is acting as a “relator” also commonly referred to as a “whistleblower.” False Claims Act / Qui Tam cases may involve the reporting of fraudulent bills or false claims against the government, including the reporting of a medical or healthcare provider for Medicare or Medicaid fraud.
A False Claims Act / Qui Tam action initiated by an employee, when it uncovers significant fraud and leads to legal action against the company, is a protected act. The law both protects employees and may reward them with a percentage of the money recovered by the government. A False Claims Act / Qui Tam action, however, must be brought in the correct manner. Neff Law Firm, P.A.'s, Minnesota employment attorneys are experienced at handling Qui Tam cases.
Retaliation by Employer for Whistleblowing
If an employer retaliates against the whistleblower by sanctioning them in some way, or firing them, the employee can sue. The whistleblower can recover financial damages caused by the employer's retaliatory discharge or wrongful termination in addition to his or her attorney's fees. If you believe your company retaliated against you, Neff Law Firm, P.A.'s, Minnesota employment attorneys are ready to help you pursue your legal options.
As an employee, you do have employment rights. You do not have to face workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, or illegal violations alone. Let an employment lawyer of the Neff Law Firm, P.A., protect your rights.
Contact an employment law attorney at Neff Law Firm, P.A., to discuss your individual situation and needs. Flexible appointment times are offered for your convenience.
To meet with a Minnesota employment attorney, call 952-831-6555 or contact us by e-mail to set up an appointment to discuss your options for handling an employment dispute effectively seeking compensation for employment discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination in the workplace, and other illegal employment practices.