Fremstad Law recently successfully defended an employer against a claim of sexual harassment.
An employer in western North Dakota was hit with a whistleblower complaint (under N.D.C.C. §34-01-20) involving a report of a violation of wage and hour law and a charge of discrimination (under N.D.C.C. Chapter 14-02.4) alleging hostile working environment sexual harassment, quid pro quo sexual harassment, retaliation in the form of adverse employment conditions for reporting sexual harassment, retaliation in the form of discharge for participating in a protected activity, and discharge for participation in a lawful activity. Fremstad Law investigated that matter and provided a thorough response on behalf of the employer to the North Dakota Department of Labor. The Department found for the employer on all of the allegations. The entire matter was resolved quickly (within 35 days from beginning to end) and at minimal cost to the employer.
The Department of Labor has been much more aggressive in North Dakota as of late. If you have questions about preventing charges of discrimination or need assistance in responding to a claim contact Fremstad Law at (701) 478-7620.
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