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Posts tagged "discrimination"

FMLA discrimination and your rights

For many of us, our jobs do not provide enough paid sick time to deal with a serious illness to ourselves or a family member that may require an extended absence from work. That is where the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) comes in for workers in Michigan and across the country.

Signs you've been discriminated against at work

In a perfect world everyone in the workplace would be hired and judged based on their skill and merit - not on their gender, age, sexual preference, religious beliefs, or any other category that sets them apart from others. In reality, this may be far from the case.

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.

Panera franchisee settles class action discrimination claim with black workers

The owner of several Panera Bread franchises recently agreed to pay $76,000 to settle a class action lawsuit filed by black workers who alleged that they were discriminated against for being black.

New mom wins $148,000 after wrongful termination related to pregnancy

Pregnant women have it a little harder than the rest of us. There's morning sickness to contend with, to say nothing of all the other physical changes that come along with pregnancy. Furthermore, Michigan mothers will certainly tell you that carrying a baby to term makes just about everything that once was easy a lot harder. That's why it is really too bad that there are still companies and businesses that think discrimination against pregnant women is okay.

Why Detroit readers need to be aware of religious discrimination

According to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, claims of religious discrimination are on the rise in the workplace. This seems to indicate two things: first, that as places like Detroit become more diverse, employees are more aware of their religious rights and second, that employers may be having difficulty keeping up with what they are supposed to do.

Workers file a record number of employment law-related complaints in 2011

The Equal Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that enforces employees' rights, received a record number of complaints in 2011, just as it did in 2010, the agency reported recently.