What is Workplace Retaliation, and How Should it be Handled?

Workplace retaliation is when an employee is punished for exercising their workplace rights. An example of this would be if a cashier complained to their boss that a co-worker was sexually harassing them, and then was fired within days. Follow the link to learn how to prevent this issue. https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/small-business/human-resources/articles/retaliation-at-work/

When Should You Get an Attorney Involved for Sexual Harassment?

If you believe that you have been confronted with sexual harassment, you should contact an attorney immediately. An attorney can help you figure out whether the situation fits the legal description of harassment and where to go from there. Sexual Harassment

Have You Been Denied FMLA Or ADA Leave?

Did you suffer an injury on the job that is causing you to take an extended leave from work? Did a love one become injured and require your care? Your employer is required to allow you time off for these types of things. If you have been denied this right, contact our office today so […]

Workplace Discrimination

The EEOC protects individuals from workplace discrimination in quite a few different categories. Those consist of unfair treatment due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or genetic information, harassment, denial of reasonable workplace change, improper questions to disclose certain information, and retaliation. If you or a loved one is facing workplace discrimination, […]

Protected Classes in Michigan

Michigan law prohibits discrimination in employment based on a person’s status as a member of a protected class such as religion, race, color, national origin, genetic information, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, or disability. https://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/for-victims-of-unlawful-discrimination

Is it Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is clearly defined in state and federal employment laws. Examples of sexual harassment include a superior soliciting your for sex in exchange for favors, as well as managers and coworkers engaging in inappropriate touching or making unwanted advances toward you.   Sexual Harassment  

New Law Bans Forced Arbitration for Sexual Misconduct

Enactment of this law ends the practice of forcing employees into arbitration for cases involving sexual assault, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. However, the bill doesn’t go far enough and could still force victims of age, race, religion, disability and national origin discrimination to be subject to a valid Arbitration Agreement. The work environment […]

How Much Compensation is Available for Wrongful Termination?

Each case is different which is why it is so important to have an experienced employment law attorney who understands the law, combined with the facts of your case to properly evaluate the value of your case. https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/wrongful-termination-claims-how-much-can-i-expect-in-compensation-and-what-will-a-lawyer-cost.html  

What is Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination is not just a termination you disagree with. It is a termination that occurs for any of the following reasons: age, race, origin, gender, religion, disability, needing time off, military leave, family leave, medical leave, political affiliation, or retaliation. Wrongful Termination  

The End of Forced Arbitration is Here

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Arbitration clauses surrounding sexual harassment and assault have been a reality of employment for more than 60 million Americans – both blue and white-collar – in a wide variety of industries. After the action taken by the United States Senate, these arbitration clauses are one step away from being null and void. The Senate passed the […]