Michigan Employment Laws
Know the law from Macomb County to Kent County
Michigan employment law is a multifaceted net of statutes, case law and regulations that controls how employers are supposed to treat employees. An employee who has been harassed or discriminated against is often feeling shocked and distraught. Dealing with employment law issues can be stressful and confusing, and a knowledgeable law firm with a background of successful employee defense cases throughout the state of Michigan can help. The Macomb County law firm of Burgess, Sharp & Golden Law Office has tried cases covering various aspects of employment law, including wrongful discharge, disability discrimination, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), pregnancy and maternity, unemployment, and general employee rights.
Discrimination can affect an employee economically when employers engage in any of the following practices unfairly: failing to promote, demoting, bias in hiring, suspending, terminating benefits, or terminating employment. Discrimination can also be in the form of verbal or physical harassment based on an employee’s race, sex, age, or gender. An employment attorney in Macomb County at Burgress & Sharp is aware that most states and the federal government have laws similar to employment laws in Michigan that prohibit private persons, organizations or governments from discriminating against people because of certain protected characteristics.
Under employment laws from Macomb County to Kent County, Michigan, individuals are protected from discrimination by employers because of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities in Employment Act, and other federal and state laws. To prove employment discrimination, you must show that the employer intended to treat you differently because of your gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, race or other distinguishing characteristic. Talk to our attorneys to learn how this intent can also be demonstrated in a Macomb County employment lawsuit if the employer has treated a lot of other persons with the same characteristic unfairly.
Harassment can be sexual or nonsexual. Sexual harassment can include unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature represent sexual harassment. It is considered harassment when the conduct affects an individual’s employment or work performance or produces a hostile, threatening or offensive work setting. It is estimated that 25,000 sexual harassment cases are brought to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year. According to the EEOC, the number of sexual harassment complaints filed by men has more than tripled in recent years, with 15% of today’s claims being filed by men against female supervisors.
Contact us for help with Michigan Employment Laws
Heidi and Joseph will aggressively fight on your behalf if you have been a victim of harassment with the goal of winning you compensation. Contact our law office online or call 1-586-630-5857.