Best & Flanagan


Employment & Labor: Harassment & Discrimination

Federal and state anti-discrimination statutes prohibit employers from hiring, promoting or terminating employees based on race, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin and ancestry, pregnancy, marital status, familial status, disability or religion, among other personal characteristics. Best & Flanagan’s Employment & Labor team advises on all aspects of employer compliance with anti-discrimination and harassment laws.

We work with employers to create and enforce policies that are effective in preventing harassment and discrimination. We provide customized training to managers and employees on identifying, preventing and reporting discrimination and harassment and in creating a workplace that furthers the employer’s business and cultural goals. We provide the highest level of representation to clients involved in discrimination litigation and agency actions, including claims involving:

  • Title VII and IX of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • The Minnesota Whistleblower Act

Harassment and discrimination can be difficult to assess and investigate, and the right response may not be obvious. We understand the nuances of harassment and discrimination, as well as the implication of the law and its practical application to everyday scenarios. We deliver more than just sound policies and procedures that are defensible in courts, rather, we also work with clients to design and achieve a workplace where people can thrive.