Employees have a right to expect that they will have a workplace free of harassment and discrimination, and given a fair chance to succeed. Fixing the problem of sexual harassment will require change on many levels -- this bill is one of the most meaningful and powerful solutions we have.
Gender Justice is a proud member of the Minnesotans for Paid Family and Medical Leave Coalition. We enthusiastically support and encourage our legislature to pass H.F. 5 this session to finally make it possible for all Minnesotans to both work and care for their families.
Gender Justice filed a complaint in Hennepin County State Court behalf of Rachel Pierce, a former sales associate at jeweler Shane Co. in Minnetonka. Pierce alleges that her managers harassed and ultimately forced her to quit by refusing to provide reasonable time and space for her to pump breast milk for her infant daughter.