There are many new-wave companies in Michigan that emphasize company culture as being one of the most important elements of their respective organizations. If you have ever been part of one of these businesses, then you know that leadership takes culture seriously. 

Ethical bosses draw the line when it comes to conformity. They stay on the right side of the law by respecting other people’s personal beliefs in the workplace. However, some employers take company culture too far, infringing on religious, racial, gender or other freedoms. 

At Batey Law Firm, PLLC, we often see cases in which discriminatory actions are initially veiled in the language of culture-based leadership. Even though there are some employers out there who may want a company-first attitude from every worker, the fact is that there are state and federal protections in place that say otherwise. 

Both Michigan and the United States Government agree that workers have a right to take time off for the birth of a child, for example. If you are someone you love was let go from their position surrounding a major medical event, such as birth, severe illness in the family or so on, the employer could be in violation of multiple laws. 

It is entirely possible that some companies bet on the fact that workers do not know the full extent of their rights. That is why, even if it is just to gather information about a possible violation of your rights as a Michigan worker, it makes sense to investigate any suspicious firing. 

Our office routinely helps clients make sense of all of the regulations surrounding eligibility for and access to workers’ benefits programs. Please continue on to our main website to read more.