Employment Law and Litigation for Individuals


Employment Law and Litigation

The Employment Law attorneys at Melchert Hubert Sjodin help employees who feel they have been treated unfairly by their employer. Our Employment Law team is led by Melchert Hubert Sjodin partner Kelly Dohm, an Employment Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

When you feel you may have been discriminated against, not paid for overtime, retaliated against for whistleblowing, or otherwise disadvantaged in the workplace, you need an experienced ally on your side. At Melchert Hubert Sjodin, we have a history of bringing clarity and peace of mind to issues like unlawful termination, defamation of character, age discrimination, and sexual harassment.

In employment matters, we represent individuals in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to:

  • Reviewing agreements on behalf of the employee including:
    • Employment agreements
    • Non-competes
    • Executive compensation
    • Independent contractor
    • Confidentiality
    • Separation agreements
    • Severance agreements
  • Defending claims brought by employers related to confidentiality or trade secrets
  • Trade secret litigation
  • USERRA issues and military leave
  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) violations
  • Breach of an implied covenant of good faith
  • Breach of contract
  • Discrimination:  race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, pregnancy, national origin and familial status
  • FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) violations
  • Injunctions related to restrictive covenants
  • Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Whistleblowing

Our Employment Law team represents individuals on matters before state and federal courts and regulatory authorities including:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Federal, Minnesota state and local equal employment opportunity agencies
  • Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

To discuss your employment issue in complete confidence, contact Kelly Dohm at (952) 442-7700.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions we can answer include:

  • How do I get my employer to understand the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and implement it?
  • Am I being fairly paid for my overtime?
  • Was I unlawfully terminated?
  • How do I get my employer to understand the Women’s Economic Security Act and implement it?

To discuss your employment issue in complete confidence, contact Kelly Dohm at (952) 442-7700.