We fight to protect workers’ rights. Empowering Clients. Advancing Justice.
The Minneapolis law firm of Schaefer Halleen focuses on the protection of individual rights through the resolution of employment law claims. We give a voice to victims of workplace misconduct. We are honored that our clients trust us to counsel them through the litigation process. We commit to apply the full breadth of our experience, skill, and creativity toward a satisfactory resolution of each case we take. Contact us for a confidential consultation about your legal problem. We will help you solve it.
My clients inspire me every day. It’s a privilege to help victims of illegal workplace conduct move past this trauma and have their dignity and self-worth restored, while holding the offending employer accountable.”
-Lawrence P. Schaefer, Owner and President
Recent Blog Posts
Schaefer Halleen attorneys Darren M. Sharp and Peter G. Christian have been featured in the May 2018 issue of Attorney at Law Magazine. The article, “Darren M. Sharp & Peter G. Christian – Fighting the Good Fight” discusses the journeys Darren and Peter took to get where they are, fighting on the side of social justice. The interview […]Read More
The Minneapolis Star Tribune published an Op Ed piece by Schaefer Halleen attorney Jean Boler, “2018 Legislature: Why the sex harrasment fix must move forward”. In this article, Jean discusses the Minnesota measure that would restore the state’s groundbreaking workplace protections. Read Jean’s Op Ed here.
By Darren M. Sharp | Unlike other employers, religious organizations are exempt from certain laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. This exemption has evolved into two principal categories: (1) a general exemption for religious organizations and (2) a First Amendment-based exclusion preventing “ministers” from bringing discrimination claims against their employers. Which Religious Organizations Qualify? First, religious organizations like […]
By Jean Boler | Proving Sexual Harassment Has Been Nearly Impossible In November 2017, I wrote a commentary in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled “When it Comes to Sexual Harassment, the Doors to the Courthouse are shut.” I was referring to the impossibly high bar courts have set for women to prove that sexual conduct at […]
By Lawrence P. Schaefer | Michael Cohen’s dramatic disclosure of Fox News commentator Sean Hannity as a “client” sheds some light on when a communication with an attorney can be protected by the attorney-client privilege, and when these communications are sufficient to identify the participant to the conversation as a “client.” This topic is also […]