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Restrictions on Firing Employees in Minnesota

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Employers in Minnesota are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Minnesota laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • fire employees who testify in regard to minimum wage law violations
  • use polygraph tests
  • penalize employees for jury service
  • fire for union activity
  • deny equal employment opportunity
  • retaliate against an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim, safety complaint, or wage complaint or for the reporting or refusing to participate in illegal activity
  • violate protections for veterans or reservists
  • fire an employee for having wages withheld for child support or other garnishment

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