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MN Government Engineers Council Lawsuit (MGEC) Records

Identifier: Tretter-267

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to the court case Judy A. Winiecki v. Minnesota Government Engineers Council, including correspondence, discrimination charges/complaints, claims/allegations, mediation and reconciliation papers.


  • Creation: 1997-2004


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Note

Judy A. Winiecki was an employee of MN Government Engineers Council who filed an employment discrimination claim with the MN Department of Human Rights in 2002 on the basis of sexual orientation. Winiecki filed the claim when MGEC refused to accept domestic partner benefits. Negotiations for health care coverage and sick and bereavement leave began in 1997. Several contract negotiations ensued from 1997-1999, 1999-2001, and 2001-2003, however MGEC still did not accept her domestic partner benefits. In 2004, an agreement was finally made between Judy Winiecki and MGEC in which MGEC acknowledged 'its obligation to not discriminate on the basis of any protected classification including sexual orientation.' In November 2004 a Settlement Agreement was reached in which Winiecki's case was reconciled.


2 boxes (0.63 cubic feet)


The collection contains several legal forms and documents including correspondence, discrimination allegations and charges, employee benefit package documentation, and mediation and reconciliation papers.

Source of acquisition

This collection was donated to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection by Judy A. Winiecki.

Related Materials

Jean-Nickolaus Tretter papers

OutFront Minnesota records, 1970-2014

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Jordan Burrell as part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

MN Government Engineers Council Lawsuit (MGEC) records, 1997-2004
Jordan Burrell
January 2015
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Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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