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Employment Law

Fighting for You in the Workplace

The workplace is often one of the most fertile habitats for unfair treatment and violations of your basic human rights.

If you have experienced employment violations, you should contact a lawyer immediately. At Akeel & Valentine PLC, we have a reputation for defending people like you against workplace violations. Serving Detroit, Michigan, our employment law attorneys have tried employment law cases at the state and federal levels. We know that unless you have good representation, the employer has the upper hand. We are here to help you level the playing field.

How We Can Help

Most of the employment problems we handle are nothing more than civil rights violations, discrimination, or just run-of-the-mill mistreatment.

We can handle all kinds of employment cases, but we focus on:

  • Workplace discrimination: When an employer or co-workers mistreat you or purposely create a hostile work environment because of your membership in a protected class — you may have a claim.
  • Wrongful termination: When an employer has discharged you directly because of your race, gender, religion, age, or disability — you may have claim.
  • Whistleblower protection: When you "blow the whistle" — contact the authorities regarding illegal workplace conduct — and the employer fires you, creates a hostile or dangerous work environment, or in any other way makes your work-life more difficult because of this whistle blowing — you may have a claim. Our firm also handles issues related to the False Claims Act and Qui Tam cases, which can involve aspects of whistleblower matters.
  • Retaliation: When an employer takes an adverse action against you due to a situation or report of wrongdoing, it may be a retaliatory action. Retaliation in the workplace is illegal and should not be tolerated. You may have a claim for damages if retaliation has occurred.

Even though the employer may have the upper hand right now, we are here to level the playing field so you can get a fair shake. Know your rights.

One of the primary reasons we started this law firm was the gratifying experience of bringing big, oppressive organizations to justice for offenses against the smaller, less-equipped parties. Especially in the context of employment law, it often seems like the employer has all the power, and the worker just has to take it. We are here to level the playing field.


When you come to either our Troy or Dearborn offices, you will find the comfortable hospitality of a small, boutique firm. We maintain this small firm to keep our prices as reasonable as possible, and to provide the personal attention you deserve. Yet when you work with us, you will see the intensity, attention to detail, and work ethic often associated with large firms. Contact us to discuss your employment law claim.

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888 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 910
Troy, MI 48084-4748
Phone: 248-918-4542
Toll Free: 888-832-1706
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1360 Porter St., Suite 200
Dearborn, MI 48124
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