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January 2013 Archives

Advocates press Obama for more LGBT protections in the workplace

Two weeks ago, we wrote about how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Detroit office was looking for cases that it believed would help it shore up protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees in Michigan.

Detroit EEOC office looking for ways to help LGBT employees fight discrimination

Here in Michigan, sexual orientation is not a protected class. That means that employers are not explicitly prohibited from discriminating against gay and bisexual men and women in the same way that they are prohibited from discriminating against people on the basis of sex or age, which are protected classes.

Stuttering police officer claims discrimination, retaliation after dismissal from force

Although we practice in Michigan, we try to stay abreast of what is happening in our region because we know it is important to stay well-informed. The other day, an employment law-related story out of Ohio caught our eye.