Klassen, John A.
Address: 310 4th Avenue South Suite 5010, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Lawyer Firm: John A. Klassen, P.A.
|Areas of Practice||Employment Litigation – Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination in Employment, Age Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Qui Tam/Whistleblower and Medicare/Medicaid Fraud, Retaliation, Severance Agreements, Non-competition Agreements, Civil Rights, Sexual Abuse|
John is the founder of the Minneapolis employment and civil rights litigation firm of John A. Klassen, P.A. He received law degrees from the University of British Columbia (1992) and Seattle University (1993).
Since 1994, John has practiced exclusively in the areas of employment and civil rights law. He has represented employees and victims of civil rights violations throughout the United States, in the areas of harassment and discrimination law, False Claims Act/Qui Tam claims, whistleblower law, wage and hour disputes, class action claims, employment contract disputes, and sexual abuse. Employees consult with him on a regular basis in regard to their severance agreements and non-competition agreements.
John’s cases have received international press coverage, including recent stories by the New York Times, the Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune. His cases have been featured on CNN and Minnesota Public Radio. In 2006 and 2007, John successfully litigated cases against the Minneapolis Fire Department and its fire chief for alleged sexual harassment and retaliation. This series of three related cases included this country’s first known reverse sexual orientation discrimination case against the head of a large public agency. Past victories on behalf of victims of workplace discrimination and harassment include million dollar-range results for his clients.
John lives and works in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is married and has two children.
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