It is not uncommon for Michigan employees to experience workplace discrimination. It is illegal under federal and Michigan law, however, to discriminate against employees on the basis of religion, race or gender. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because of that person’s association with a particular organization. Federal employees and employees of federal contractors also have the right to bring a federal claim alleging workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or sexual identity.
Whatever the reason for workplace discrimination, it is a good idea to consult an experienced Michigan attorney who can handle the case effectively. The attorney will be able to understand the employee’s situation and guide the employee in matters related to workplace discrimination.
Sexual harassment is another form of workplace discrimination. A sexual harassment claim can be brought against a supervisor who has made unwanted sexual advances toward an employee or has asked for sexual favors. If sexual harassment by a co-worker is reported to management and management does not respond, the company can be held liable.
An isolated incident of teasing does not necessarily amount to sexual harassment. However, if the conduct is repeated over time, the work environment may become hostile. The person doing the harassing may be a manager, a supervisor or a peer. In the event of any workplace discrimination of that kind, a Michigan employment law attorney will be able to help. The law firm of Sterling Attorneys at Law has decades of experience in handling workplace discrimination cases.