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Far-Reaching Help For Minnesota’s Wrongfully Terminated Workers
At Sivertson & Barrette, we have more than 40 years of experience helping workers who suffered wrongful termination from their employers. From our office location in St. Paul, we represent clients throughout Minnesota, including rural areas. No matter how powerful your employer is or how difficult your case may seem, we will not hesitate to help you.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination is when your employer fires you for a reason that violates your rights under U.S. employment law. Examples include:
- Discrimination for belonging to a protected category (race, gender, age, nation of origin, religion or disability)
- Retaliation for blowing the whistle on a safety or legal violation
- Retaliation for reporting sexual harassment or discrimination
- Violation of your employee contract
Contrary to popular belief, wrongful termination does not mean a firing that feels unfair. Minnesota is an employment at-will state, which means that employers can fire workers for any reason they feel like as long as it does not break the law.
How Do You Prove Wrongful Termination?
The standard of proof for a wrongful termination claim is very high. You must demonstrate that your firing was unlawful. To do this, you should gather evidence including:
- Performance reports
- Email communications
- Documentation of retaliation, discrimination or sexual harassment
- Complaints to supervisors or regulatory agencies
- Testimony from witnesses
You will also need an employment lawyer. Without an attorney, your claim is no match for the overwhelmingly complex legal process and your employer’s own powerful attorneys. We have the knowledge, strength and proven record of results to help you with your claim.