Minneapolis Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Minnesota Law
According to Minnesota and Federal laws, individuals with disabilities are protected from being discriminated against in the workplace. These laws provide individuals with disabilities in Minneapolis equal opportunities for getting hired and being advanced in ther respective professions. It also requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to enable all persons to perform their job properly.
Minnesota Employment for the Disabled
Discrimination against disabled individuals is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whether the employer is the government or a private citizen. When making decisions regarding hiring, job assignment, or promotions, employers in Minnesota cannot consider a person's disability.
Besides treating them equally, Minneapolis employers must also provide disabled workers with any specific equipment needed for work, according to reasonable costs. Additionally, the ADA makes it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their relationship to persons who have a disability requiring special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Minneapolis?
Most attorneys in Minneapolis have specialized in disabilities laws in the employment sector. Lawyers are available for consultation to help you decide your next step should any difficulties emerge.
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Life in Minneapolis
Minneapolis is the seat of Hennepin County and was dubbed the City of Lakes. Many know Minneapolis and Saint Paul as the "Twin Cities." Minneapolis was once world renown for being the worlds' source fro timber and the milling capital. Today, Minneapolis serves as the major business hub between Chicago and Seattle. The city is home to a number of cultural attractions and organizations. A number of book publishers like Graywolf are headquartered in Minneapolis. The theatre, writing, music, and visual art are emphasized though venues, galleries, annual events, and busy art business Minneapolis has to offer.
Named the "Top Tech City" in 2008, Minneapolis is home to the headquarters of 6 of Fortune Magazine's top 500 companies in the world. The illustrious clase of Fortune 500 companies in Minneapolis include Target Corporation, U.S. Bankcorp, Xcel Energy, Pepsi, and Ameriprise Financial to name a few. The big companies fuel the local economy. Target employed more Minneapolis residents than any other company in 2009. Another big employer and attraction to Minneapolis is the University of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, and Minnesota Timberwolves all cal Minneapolis home. The Target Center plays host to the NBA Timberwolves and a number of concerts each year. Target Field is the home of the Minnesota Twins professional baseball team. They won the World Series in 1987 and 1991.