5 Major Employment Laws

Whether you are looking your first job or have a well-established career path, you should know these five major employment laws. By knowing them, you can protect yourself from possible discrimination, poor working conditions, and much more. 1. National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) This law protects employees’ rights to talk about their working conditions to others. For […]

Million Dollar Victory for Firefighter Who Faced Workplace Discrimination

We are thrilled to share that our client – former Lansing firefighter Michael Lynn Jr. – has prevailed in his lawsuit against his former employer.   He alleged that he faced discrimination and harassment in the workplace due to his race, exacerbated by his status as a community activist. As attorney Scott Batey told WLNS, […]

What Does the “Rouch World” Decision Mean For Michigan Employees?

Our society as a whole believes it is wrong to discriminate in the workplace based on things like race, gender, or sexual orientation, but sometimes it takes the law a while to catch up. The Michigan Supreme Court helped catch up during the waning days of July. In the case of Rouch World v. Michigan Department […]

Michigan Employment Law for Teachers

It is almost back to school time! If you are a teacher, you may be feeling excited yet unenthused. These feelings are both understandable. We want to help you make sure you are treated fairly in your workplace this school year. Follow the link here to find a variety of public acts on teachers’ rights. […]

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 […]

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

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 […]