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Workplace discrimination: What constitutes wrongful termination?

The nation's at-will employment laws means that you can lose your job for any reason or no reason at all. For example, perhaps your employer is bleeding profits and is looking to downsize. The at-will law means that you could be fired or laid off even if you have done nothing wrong at work. This same law empowers Detroit workers to leave a job voluntarily for any reason or no reason at all.

Despite the law, there are some occasions when your firing is an example of workplace discrimination and is therefore prohibited. What this cryptic phrase means is that employers may sometimes wrongfully terminate their workers. If you can prove that a wrongful termination occurred, you may have sufficient reason to pursue a workplace discrimination lawsuit.

An experienced employment attorney can help you determine if you have grounds to seek a legal solution. In the meantime, the following list highlights three ways wrongful terminations involving discrimination can occur.

  • When you suspect your firing occurred because of your religion, race, disability, age or gender
  • When you suspect your termination occurred in retaliation for asserting your right to be free of workplace discrimination
  • When you suspect your firing occurred because you come from another nation even though you are eligible to work legally in America

Proving wrongful termination or another form of workplace discrimination occurred is the key to a successful legal action. Finding and presenting such proof is often challenging for those who just want to work and provide for their families. In these situations, it can be extremely helpful to seek advice from a law professional familiar with the employment laws in Michigan.

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