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minneapolis sick leave violation results in first settlement for $11,000

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minneapolis sick leave violation results in first settlement for $11,000

the city of minneapolis has settled its first case of retaliation under the paid sick leave ordinance, resulting in an $11,000 settlement for the employee.according to the city, a gas station employee reported the violation after his employer strongly discouraged employees from using sick leave. the employee became ill, but was denied leave, banned from the business and removed from the schedule, effectively losing his job. unable to pay the rent, he was evicted from his apartment.three months after he filed a complaint, the minneapolis department of civil rights reached a settlement agreement for $11,000 in lost wages for him and will monitor compliance going forward with the gas station. city staff will also conduct trainings there, separately, for employees and management.the supervisor who denied the man sick time is no longer with the company, the city said. the department of civil rights would not immediately release the name of the gas station or the employee."the quickest way to erode public trust is to fail to enforce a policy that people helped shape and that the city promised to implement," mayor jacob frey said in a statement. "our civil rights department is fully committed to enforcing the landmark policies that help boost health and safety for people who live and work in our city. they have my full support in doing so."the paid sick-leave ordinance, which became law in july, requires that employers with six or more employees award them one hour of leave for ...