Minnesota Marital Status Discrimination Attorney

Marital Status Discrimination

The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees because of their marital status. This legislation defines legal status as the following:

  • Single
  • Married
  • Remarried
  • Divorced
  • Separated
  • Surviving spouse (widowed/widower)

Most violations of the MHRA occur when two employees of the same firm are married, and one is terminated for cause, and then the company decides to terminate the other, out of fear by the employer that the remaining employee can no longer be trusted.

If a married couple has one partner married to a spouse who publicly talks against a social or political policy the company favors, and then the employer retaliates against the employee-spouse, causing the spouse to suffer costs or penalties, that is an illegal workplace practice.

The attorneys at Tarshish Cody PLC will vigorously protect your rights against employer marital status discrimination. Contact our office today and discuss the specifics of your case. Our attorneys will schedule a free initial consultation. We welcome your call today at 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free case evaluation form below) to help you through the legal issues of your Marital Status Discrimination case.

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