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Former employee sues Detroit casino for discrimination

Workplace discrimination can take many forms, some of them blatant and some of them quite subtle. Regardless of the severity of such discrimination, all victims feel betrayed by these acts. Seeking a solution with help from a legal advocate provides a way for victims to fight back against discrimination.

A former 19-year employee with MGM Detroit is suing the casino operator on grounds that he suffered sexual discrimination in the workplace. The suit also claims that his termination occurred in a wrongful manner. Below are the details of this case as reported by a news source.

  • The worker alleges that his termination in February occurred "in part or entirely because of his age, race or sex."
  • Before these most recent developments, the former shift manager claims that the casino denied him time off under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ten years ago to care for his ill daughter.
  • In 2015, the plaintiff alleges he was once again the victim of discrimination by the casino when he had difficulty acquiring workers' compensation for a workplace injury.
  • The plaintiff also alleges that he suffered retaliation for playing a role in an effort to unionize casino workers.
  • Finally, the former employee claims that supervisors passed him over three separate times for promotion.

Without knowing more details about the case, it is difficult to predict its outcome. For example, the report does not provide any idea of the casino's reason for terminating the employee. However, this is a good example of how workplace discrimination can build over a long period of employment. It also highlights how employees can choose to seek legal help before, during or after their employment.

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