Minneapolis Harassment Lawyer

Harassment is unwanted conduct based on an employee’s membership in a “protected class” that creates a hostile environment or adversely affects the individual’s employment. Protected classes include race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, receipt of public assistance, and age.  Most harassment claims are for sexual harassment.

Harassment may include racial slurs, derogatory comments, epithets, expressions of prejudice, and verbal abuse.

Sexual harassment may include unwanted touching, unwanted exposure to graphic sexual discussion and conduct, unwanted exposure to pornography, unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Contact the Law Office of Joshua R. Williams if you think your employer has subjected you to harassment.  If I believe your employer has violated your legal rights I will negotiate compensation or sue your employer and represent you in court, if necessary.

We take most cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless we are able to recover money for you.


Representative Case

Our client, a skilled carpenter, was the only Black person working on a 300-person worksite. His co-workers repeatedly subjected him to racial harassment, culminating in his foreman waiving a noose in front of his face and telling him, “it works.” Our client complained about the harassment and was fired a week later.

We sued the former employer on our client’s behalf.

After initially denying wrongdoing, the employer eventually did the right thing and settled for an amount greater than our client’s lost wages, the exact amount which is confidential.


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