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Employment Law

Whether you need someone to review an employment contract, resolve a situation with your employer, negotiate a severance contract, or litigate against a former employer, Jean Brandl has the knowledge and experience you need during this difficult time. She understands that losing a job, suffering a demotion, or enduring harassment can be devastating and humiliating. She will protect you and fight for your rights.


Minnesota is an “at will” state, which means most employers can demote or fire their employees for almost any reason and with no legal consequence. However, if you are being treated unfairly based on your race, religion, ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual identity, marital status, or disability, you may be entitled to legal protections under state and federal law. Moreover, if you are suffering harassment or retaliation for reporting a legal violation at the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation under the Whistleblower Statutes.

If you have been demoted, terminated or harassed, and have reason to believe it was based on your legally protected status, know that you have rights.  You need a tough attorney who will understand how difficult this is for you and who will fight back against the unfair practice. If you have not been fired, but worry that you will be, now is a good time to call Jean so she can advise you on how to keep your job. She can assist you in negotiation with your employer to make sure your rights are being protected.

Employment Contracts

If you have a contract problem, Jean will review your agreement and advise you on your rights. She can be your advocate, negotiating with your employer. She can also help get your contract revised to better protect and serve you.