Employment discrimination occurs when an employer knowingly or unknowingly takes unfavorable action towards a protected class. Adverse actions made against a protected class are punishable by law. However, unlawful treatment by a potential employer, staff, or education facility may only be the beginning.
The assistance of an experienced discrimination lawyer maybe just what you need – do you feel that you were discriminated against in your workplace based on your personal, religious, age, gender, or physical ability?
MICHIGAN, EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION ACTS
Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, weight, marital status, gender, or arrest record in and during the employment process.
The Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act protects against discriminating against a person or persons based on mental and physical disabilities: this including those persons with HIV and AIDS.
WHAT IS ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTION?
Discriminatory adverse employment practice is not solely limited to the hiring and firing of an employee. It can also include the unfair treatment and unfavorable job assignment based on one’s age, sex, religion, or disability. It can also mean lack of promotional opportunities, demotion, transfer, and the dismissal of employment due to participation in a harassment or discrimination claim.
REPORTING A CLAIM
Claims generally speaking should be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) within 300 days of the discriminatory act.
“All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. “
In the event that no violation is found in an investigation, you may be given a Notice of Right to Sue or be asked to settle your claim in mediation. Mediation is a non-confrontational way of resolving disputes with a mediator.
SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT
We will go to work for you – speak out against workplace discrimination. The loss of employment due to unjust discriminatory type practices can not only affect you emotionally but financially as well. If you or someone you know has been a victim of employment discrimination contact: Corriveau Law today – we will go to work for you in pursuit of lost compensation, back pay, reputation harm, and damages caused due to humiliation.
Disclosure: All cases are driven by the facts unique to each case as they apply to the law at the time, and the persuasive argument of an attorney. The information we at Corriveau Law provide is meant only as a broad overview, and not to be relied on without speaking with a legal representative