Many workers in Michigan may be aware that there are certain pre-requisites that must be satisfied before a class action lawsuit, a strike or a lockout can be called in order to settle work disputes. In the absence of these measures, the consequences of deciding to stop work may not be wise. Therefore, all possible options of employment dispute settlement should be explored before workers decide on other methods.
Whether it's a wrongful or at-will termination, the U.S. Department of Labor has given certain rights to its employee-citizens to address financial challenges in the event of job loss. These rights include the right to continued healthcare coverage and in some cases the right to unemployment compensation.
A recent fact-finding report has observed that litigation stemming from employment disputes has been rising over the last two decades. Michigan employees and employers who have been part of employment litigation know that it is costly. An alternative means of settling employment disputes amicably and swiftly is available.
Most Michigan workers understand that employment-related disputes can severely affect a person's career prospects if the disputes are not handled appropriately and at the right time. This rule holds true for employees in every type of job, but probably the most affected types of employees are sales employees in businesses. They often fall victim to several discrimination practices used by their managers and employers.
As residents of Detroit, Michigan, probably know, every employer is required to offer employees medical benefits through insurance, for instance. While employment law necessitates that employers compensate employees for any on-the-job accidents, medical insurance can also be utilized for good faith payments for certain conditions outside of work, such as disabilities that affect the employee's ability to carry out appointed tasks to the fullest extent.
An employee can be discriminated against by their employers either during the selection process or during employment. When this happens, that person can contact an Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor. The EEO counselor can be contacted at the job site or from the site where the person had applied for the job. However, the application should be done within 45 days from the day the discrimination incident occurred.
With the U.S. economy still languishing, holding on to a job is crucial for many Americans, including Michigan residents. Losing a job always spells trouble for employees who work hard to provide for their families. For this reason, it is important for fired workers who suspect wrongful termination, to fight for their cause. Our Michigan law firm has extensive experience and knowledge in this aspect of the law and is more than willing to help workers address this kind of situation to their advantage.
According to the Michigan Public Employment Relations Act and the Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act, every employee in the public sector is entitled to a certain rights. These rights are meant to protect employees from any kind of wrongdoing by employers at the workplace. Therefore, when these rights are violated, employees are entitled to seek justice from the state's judicial system citing violation of these laws.
Recently, a Michigan woman received $183,000 in a wrongful termination case against a medical center where she was previously employed. The woman claimed that the center did not follow the discipline procedure laid out in the employment handbook when it terminated her. The jury found in her favor and awarded her compensation.
Employees are the core of many businesses in the U.S. Unfortunately, some companies fail to properly compensate the hard work and dedication of their staff, paying extremely low wages and sometimes even withholding the income they rightfully deserve.