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Joseph Gangi is a Mankato-area trial and appellate lawyer. Give Joseph a call today: 507-625-2525.
- Appeals & Appellate
- Criminal Law
- Civil Rights
- Employment Law
- White Collar Crime
- DUI & DWI
- Real Estate Law
- Business Law
- Landlord Tenant
Additional Practice Areas
- DHS / Daycare Licensing Decisions
- Unemployment Appeals
- Severance / Separation Agreements
- Contract Review
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
I accept flat fees and other fee arrangements on a case-by-case basis
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- English: Spoken, Written
- Farrish Johnson Law Office
- - Current
- Judicial Law Clerk
- Minnesota Court of Appeals
- Staff Attorney
- 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Signals Intelligence Analyst
- United States Army
- University of Wisconsin Law School
- J.D. (2009)
- Honors: magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
99 Questions Answered
- Q. I was fired from my job today after months of harassment and bullying. He said it was poor performance.
- A: Minnesota is an "at will" employment state so generally speaking you can be fired for just about any reason, so long as it is not discriminatory or retaliatory. The law does not require people to treat you nicely. But if you can show that you were terminated because of your race, gender, disability, age, etc., then you may have a case. You should discuss the specifics of your situation with an employment attorney to see if there is anything.
- Q. My lease states management can enter at any time for any reason. Is this legal? Says nothing about "reasonable notice"
- A: Landlords must respect a tenant's right to privacy. Check out section 504B.211.
- Q. Can you appeal a jury verdict in a civil trial? Half the jurors were sleeping through most of the trial.
- A: You can appeal, absolutely. The chance of success is a different question. You should speak to an appellate attorney as soon as possible because anything related to an appeal or other post-trial work has a very strict and very short deadline.
- Q. If a non compete in work file isn't totally filled out nor signed by representative from co. from 2010 is it binding?
- A: It depends on a number of things. Schedule a consult with an employment attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation and the actual language of the agreement.
- Q. How long do I have to file a civil lawsuit for discrimination at work if I want to pass the MDHR and EEOC process in MN?
- A: The EEOC is a federal process with its own set of time and other requirements. If you do not file an administrative charge or take other action, the Minnesota Human Rights Act allows you to file a civil lawsuit alleging a violation of that Act within one year after the discriminatory practice occurred.
- Q. In Minnesota are there regulations regarding minors and being on a board for a nonprofit organization?
- A: Look at section 317A.205, which currently provides: "The qualifications and method of election or appointment of directors may be imposed by or in the manner provided in the articles or bylaws, provided that directors must be natural persons and a majority of the directors must be adults." It is always good to assess the "why" and consider alternatives, such as a youth advisory board, as being a director carries a number of important responsibilities and youth already have other legal limitations.
- Q. I was assured tuition reimbursement when I signed on, 3 years later I was declined $16,000. Am I entitled to my benefit
- A: An answer to this question depends largely on the contract or policy language and the reasons for denial. Make an appointment with an attorney to review these things to see if you have a claim.
- Q. What If proper procedure was not followed by Minnesota statue.
- A: Speak with an attorney. If you were not properly served, you may be able to reopen the case.
- Q. Wife fired from our childs daycare after I filed a negative opinion survey citing poor management. Wrongful termination?
- A: Minnesota is an at-will employment state. From the facts presented, it does not appear to be an illegal termination, but you may want to discuss this further with an employment attorney. A more interesting question relates to the apparently *not* anonymous survey.
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