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July 2016 Archives

Woman files lawsuit for employee rights violation

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.

What are employee rights when it comes to health and safety?

With any job in Michigan, workers have the right to believe that they will be accorded the proper safety procedures and equipment as part of their employment. They also have the right to complain if proper safety procedures are not followed and to request the necessary protective equipment. If a worker decides to be a whistleblower in an attempt to expose serous safety deficiencies in his or her workplace, then he or she has certain rights under the law to prevent wrongful termination and other forms of ill treatment at the hands of employers. Before moving forward with a case, it is imperative that workers know the requirements their employers must follow under the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSH).

Wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former college president

Particularly with high-profile jobs in Michigan, a termination shortly after a person's hiring is certain to draw attention. Often, these firings have to do with differences of opinion as to how an employee should conduct him or herself and what the employee believed was within the parameters of the job. If the employee ends up losing his or her job, disagreement over the cause of the termination can lead to a wrongful termination lawsuit to determine whether or not there was a violation of employment law. If successful on such a claim, a former employee may garner compensation for his or her damages, as one individual is now trying to accomplish.