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October 2015 Archives

Woman files lawsuit over workplace weight discrimination

Workers in Detroit can be discriminated against and even lose their employment for a vast array of reasons. While harassment about race, gender, national origin and a number of other issues can arise, one less well-known problem that can come up is workplace discrimination about a person's weight. Since Michigan is the only state in the union that protects employees against being discriminated against because of their weight, those who believe they have been subjected to this form of discrimination need to understand how to move forward with a legal filing.

Can I receive unemployment compensation in Michigan?

Michigan workers who lose their jobs for one reason or another need to know what must be done to receive unemployment compensation. Employers are not granting unemployment benefits as a courtesy to former workers. They are required by law to do it if the worker has met certain requirements to receive it. Unemployment insurance is handled by the state's Unemployment Insurance Agency.

What rights do women have against pregnancy discrimination?

For most women in Michigan and across the country, having a baby is a time of joy and happiness. However, that can all be undone if women have a concern that their jobs will no longer be available to them or other forms of workplace discrimination will occur due to the decision to have a child. What many might not be aware of is that pregnancy discrimination is illegal and there are steps that can be taken if it happens.

Wrongful termination alleged after refusal to assist in cover-up

When a person is subjected to wrongful termination in Michigan, that person needs to understand that the relevant legal rights involved, and the possible opportunity to pursue a lawsuit for what happened. These cases frequently have multiple layers and occur in a wide variety of jobs. Protecting employee rights is imperative to ensure that everyone who has a job is treated fairly and is not subjected to capricious and self-serving decisions on the part of superiors, management and ownership. These issues can even arise in the public sector.