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What are the basic rights of American workers?

The United States needs a solid and dependable workforce to continue thriving. Ideally, this workforce should not suffer from workplace discrimination or harassment. Most people are willing to work hard in exchange for fair payment and proper treatment. On the unfortunate side of this issue, there are far too many people that undermine the American workforce by mistreating employees or co-workers.

A look at the most recent workplace discrimination statistics

Many victims of workplace discrimination in the Detroit region believe that they will never find a satisfactory solution. If you are one of these victims and have run out of hope, information released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may rekindle your faith in the system.

What does it take to prove workplace discrimination?

In all American states, including Michigan, it is against the law to discriminate against workers because of age, gender, race, disability other protected attributes. Unfortunately, many employers continue to break these laws because it can be difficult to prove any unlawful behavior occurred. Without real, tangible evidence to rely on in a legal setting, workplace discrimination claims can fail.

Pregnant women have protected rights in Michigan workplaces

For many women and couples, starting a family requires much careful consideration, especially for families in which the woman works. One of the most common concerns is how the mother's decision to get pregnant might affect her career. In all 50 states, it is illegal to engage in workplace discrimination against pregnant women, but what does that truly mean?

Examples of retaliation after filing a discrimination claim

Unfortunately, workplace discrimination remains a big problem in Detroit and other U.S. cities. However, in the enlightened world of today, victims of discrimination know that they can take action against those who violate their rights. Understanding these rights often gives victims the courage to file a discrimination complaint.

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.

Help for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender federal workers

Over the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) workers will continue to assert their rights in the nation's workforce. These people demand the same rights that other workers enjoy. Further, they deserve the same respect and consideration as well.

What are some examples of disability discrimination at work?

As you likely know, any form of workplace discrimination is prohibited under federal law. However, having these laws in place does not always deter employers and coworkers from displaying discriminatory behaviors. In truth, many members of the Detroit workforce still experience workplace discrimination. One of the most heinous forms of such discrimination targets those with disabilities.

What victims of workplace discrimination should avoid doing

Each state, including Michigan, has laws against workplace discrimination. Federal protections also exist. Despite this obvious awareness of the problem, discrimination continues to occur at an alarming rate in Detroit workplaces.

Proving your claims of workplace discrimination

Although workplace discrimination is against the law, Michigan victims often feel that there aren't enough protections against discriminatory behaviors. In fact, many of these people feel twice victimized -- once because of the discrimination and then again when they attempted to find a solution. Unfortunately, it is up to victims to prove that workplace discrimination has made their job environment unbearable.

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