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May 2015 Archives

Understanding sex-based workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination due to sex or gender may not be an unfamiliar experience for some residents of Detroit, Michigan. A job applicant or an employee treated unfavorably due to gender or sex may have experienced a case of sex discrimination. Similarly, less favorable treatment of an employee because of any association or affiliation with an organization or group of people of a certain sex is prohibited. Discrimination can also be experienced due to gender identity, such a transgender employee.

Contrary to popular belief, federal employees can be fired

Many Detroit residents may have misconceptions regarding the benefits given to federal employees. It is often believed that the rights of federal workers and non-federal workers are very different. The agency that handles the appeals of federal employees who have been dismissed has listed these misconceptions and, according to the list, the first misconception is that federal employees are protected from dismissal. This is not true.

Employment relations commission resolves employment disputes

Many workers in Michigan may be aware that there are certain pre-requisites that must be satisfied before a class action lawsuit, a strike or a lockout can be called in order to settle work disputes. In the absence of these measures, the consequences of deciding to stop work may not be wise. Therefore, all possible options of employment dispute settlement should be explored before workers decide on other methods.

Protecting the rights of the employees in Detroit, Michigan

Residents of Michigan who are employed may be aware of their rights according to the state. One of the basic rights given to employees is freedom from workplace discrimination. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against their employees for any reason other than work performance.