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Minneapolis Employee Rights Lawyers

Fighting for People’s Right to Fair Treatment at Work

Whether you have been the victim of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, turn to Nichols Kaster, PLLP. Our Minneapolis employee rights attorneys can provide you with the high-quality legal support and guidance you need to fight for justice and hold your employer accountable. We are committed to representing individuals and groups of people who have experienced mistreatment in the workplace or have been subjected to illegal conduct.

Comprehensive Legal Support for Employee Rights Issues

Clients often come to us during the most trying times in their lives and careers. We represent individuals in the following types of cases:

  • Breach of Contract When an employer fails to fulfill the terms of an employment contract, such as not paying agreed-upon wages or benefits.
  • Defamation Employees have the right to take legal action if false statements made by an employer or coworkers damage their reputation.
  • Discrimination Employees have the right to take legal action if false statements made by an employer or coworkers damage their reputation.
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Under federal law, eligible employees are entitled to unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family and medical reasons, including the birth or adoption of a child, caring for a family member with a serious health condition, or the employee's own serious health condition.
  • Hostile Work Environment Employees have the right to work in an environment free from harassment or hostility based on protected characteristics such as race, gender, or disability.
  • Improper Background Checks Employers must comply with state and federal laws when conducting background checks on potential or current employees, ensuring they do not violate privacy or discrimination laws.
  • Non-Compete Agreements These agreements restrict employees from working for a competitor or starting a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving their current employer. Minnesota law imposes limitations on the enforceability of non-compete agreements.
  • Railroad Employee Rights Railroad employees have specific rights under federal laws such as the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and the Railway Labor Act (RLA), which provide protections related to workplace injuries, collective bargaining, and other issues.
  • Severance Agreements Employees who are terminated or laid off may be offered severance pay and benefits in exchange for signing a release of claims against the employer. It's important for employees to understand their rights and options before agreeing to a severance package.
  • Sexual Harassment Employers are prohibited from subjecting employees to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile or offensive work environment.
  • Whistleblower and RetaliationEmployees who report illegal or unethical behavior by their employer (whistleblowers) are protected from retaliation, such as termination or demotion, under state and federal whistleblower laws.

How We Can Help

At Nichols Kaster, PLLP, we're dedicated to protecting the rights of employees in Minneapolis and beyond. If you believe your rights have been violated in the workplace, we're here to help you seek justice and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

  • Legal Representation – Our experienced employment law attorneys can provide skilled representation for employees facing various workplace issues, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, and more. We work diligently to protect our clients' rights and seek favorable outcomes on their behalf.
  • Legal Advice and Guidance – We offer personalized legal advice and guidance tailored to each client's unique situation. Whether you're dealing with a hostile work environment, negotiating a severance agreement, or considering filing a lawsuit, we can explain your rights, options, and potential legal strategies.
  • Litigation Support – If your case requires litigation, our attorneys are prepared to zealously advocate for you in court. We have a proven track record of success in employment litigation, including class actions and individual lawsuits, and we're dedicated to pursuing justice for our clients.
  • Negotiation Skills – In many cases, we can achieve favorable outcomes through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who can effectively communicate your interests and work to reach a resolution that meets your needs.
  • Comprehensive Legal Services – Whether you're a current employee facing workplace issues or a former employee seeking to enforce your rights, we provide comprehensive legal services to address a wide range of employment law matters. From reviewing employment contracts to representing you in administrative proceedings or appeals, we're here to help every step of the way.
  • Compassionate Support – We understand that navigating employment law disputes can be stressful and overwhelming. That's why we're committed to providing compassionate support and guidance to our clients throughout the legal process. We'll listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and empower you to make informed decisions about your case.

Ready to Discuss Your Case? Call Us at (877) 344-4628 or Request Your Free Consultation Online Today!

  • Nichols Kaster obtained a successful jury verdict for a BNSF railroad employee on a Federal Railroad Safety Act retaliation claim.

  • Nichols Kaster obtained a jury verdict for a task force Special Agent in South Dakota on sexual harassment and retaliation claims.

  • Nichols Kaster confirmed the standard protecting workers from retaliation for verbally reporting to employer violation of wage and hour law in front of the Supreme Court.

  • Nichols Kaster obtained the second-largest settlement ever paid by the City of Saint Paul in an employment suit.

  • Nichols Kaster obtained a jury verdict for a St. Jude medical device sales representative on a retaliation claim and defeated the company’s counterclaim for violation of a non-compete agreement.

Compassion. Strength. Experience. A Voice for Employees and Consumers When They Need it Most

Our team of passionate, talented professionals work every day on advancing and protecting people's rights. No entity is too big to play fair, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm to discuss the details of your situation.