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Federal Attorney in Macomb County

The United States has federal laws that protect employees from discrimination and harassment on the job.  These laws are based on the assumption that all U.S. citizens have the right to equal pay for equal work, and they ensure that employees will be treated equally, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or national origin.  In addition, people who have disabilities are protected from job discrimination.  Harassment, defined as any action, sexual or otherwise, that creates a hostile, threatening, offensive environment, is also illegal.

Federal employment laws

The number of statutes regarding workplace discrimination and harassment has increased as the definitions of equal treatment under federal employment law has broadened to include more classes of individuals and specific situations.  A knowledgeable federal attorney can help you understand how these Michigan employment laws in Macomb County might apply to your case.

Some of the most important federal employment legislation includes:

  • 1963:  Equal Pay Act.  Men and women must get equal pay if they perform the same work.
  • 1964:  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  Prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • 1967:  Age Discrimination in Employment Act.  Protects workers over 40 from unequal treatment.
  • 1973:  Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government.
  • 1990:  Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA.  Prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments.
  • 1991:  Civil Rights Act of 1991.  Allows for monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.
  • 2008:  Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.  Prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information.

The state of Michigan has additional employment protections that broaden the protections of persons with disabilities, and add height, weight, and marital status to protected characteristics, which an experienced federal attorney from the employment law firm in Macomb County of Burgess, Sharp & Golden Law Office can help you fully understand. If you have an employment discrimination case, make sure you speak with a federal lawyer in Macomb County who is well versed in state law, as well.  Federal employment law gives employees the right to bring their employer to court if they have been treated unfairly.

Contact a lawyer about federal employment law today

Civil rights violations are always a serious matter.  A competent Macomb County employment attorney also can help you calculate what monetary compensation you might be entitled to receive since employment discrimination often results in lost wages or lost opportunities for advancement.

The lawyers at Burgess, Sharp & Golden Law Office in Macomb County specialize in federal employment law.  Discriminatory practices in the workplace should not be allowed to continue.  Let Burgess, Sharp & Golden Law Office represent you to get a fair hearing of your case, and the compensation you deserve.  Contact us online or call 1-586-630-5857 today.