There are certain rights that workers in Michigan expect to have in the workplace, and the law seeks to protect these rights. This applies to a wide variety of issues, too. Employee rights encompasses freedom from illegal workplace discrimination, unfair denial of benefits, protection for retaliation, and more. Those who have had their rights violated, been deprived of income, or even been terminated because of protestations that illegal acts perpetrated against them have the right to pursue compensation via a legal filing.
To serve as an example, a woman who worked for a local big-box retailer has filed a lawsuit alleging that she did not receive the proper accommodations to use a breast pump as she was breastfeeding her child. The woman states that the company did not provide her with a location to do what was necessary and was forced to use a bathroom and later a computer server room. The latter had a surveillance camera located inside. She seeks more than $25,000 in her case. In addition, she asserts that she was discriminated against based on her gender, her privacy was violated, and there was intentional infliction of emotional distress.