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TV series case highlights workplace sexual harassment of men

For decades, women have been victims of workplace sexual harassment, fighting off unwanted advances and threats from professional counterparts. But it is not just women who can be victims. In scenarios sometimes overlooked, men, too, have been targets of sexual harassment at work.

Proposed bill would require accommodations for pregnant employees

When you get pregnant, you know you need to take care of yourself to protect your child. You take vitamins, eat healthily and try to avoid situations that cause too much stress. But if your employer doesn't respect your need for accommodations, you may find yourself unable to continue working.

Should I disclose my mental health condition to my employer?

Searching for a new job is stressful, even when unemployment is low, and you may find a new position quickly. One thing you may be concerned about is how a potential employer will react if a company knows you have a mental health condition, such as depression, PTSD or bipolar disorder. Will that stop you from being hired? 

Payment schedule violations and a wage claim in Michigan

In Michigan, the law requires that employers pay their employees their wages at specific times. When the wages and any unpaid overtime are not provided to the employee in a timely manner, it could be the basis for a wage claim. Understanding how the law views these issues is important when determining whether a violation has occurred.

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).

Young employees are entitled to training wage once hired

As summer approaches and young people graduate from school in Michigan, many will be seeking employment, whether full or part time, long or short-term. With the start of a new job also comes the need for training. Some employees might not be aware of their legal rights when it comes to wages during training. If they do not receive what they are entitled to under the law, it could be the basis for a legal filing over a wage claim.

Can disabled workers receive less than minimum hourly pay?

Workers in Michigan are undoubtedly aware of the federal law that requires employees to be paid a certain amount on an hourly basis. So, too, are workers presumably aware that those who have disabilities are afforded certain rights while at work. However, there are times when employers are allowed to pay a worker less than the minimum wage if he or she is disabled. The legality of this is contingent on the employer having a certificate from the Department of Labor simultaneous to fulfilling certain requirements. If this is violated, then it contradicts the law and could be the basis for a legal filing over a wage claim.


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