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Employee seeks $100,000 after wrongful termination

Wrongful termination is an extremely frustrating occurrence. When terminated, one suffers financially from wage loss, and one must then look for a new job. However, when one's termination qualifies as a wrongful discharge, there is the added emotional frustration involved. Quite often, when one claims wrongful termination, it means that one was trying to do what he or she felt was the right thing or to exercise one's rights as an employee and was retaliated against. A worker from Illinois, a state almost bordering Michigan, has sued his employer for wrongful termination after he was retaliated against for filing workers' comp.

Employment violations bring $300,000 fine for restaurant owners

When one is running a business, one is typically most concerned with the happiness and satisfaction of one's customers. However, the proper treatment of one's employees should be held in equal regard. One restaurant is learning this important lesson as it currently faces over $300,000 in litigation for employment violations. Though this restaurant is in another state, if Michigan business owners are not careful, employment violations this serious could happen in this state as well.

15 Latino plant workers file civil rights violations

There are many ways that one can harm another person; infringing upon someone's civil rights is one of the most mentally hurtful things that someone can do. No matter what one's ethnicity is, one should not be subjected to discrimination at work in Michigan or in any other state. Fifteen Latino workers who were employees at a plant are filing discrimination claims against the plant for civil rights violations.

Fire chief accused of sexual harassment by three female workers

The purpose of the chief of the fire department is to direct and give guidance to the other firefighters in the department. The chief should be looked at as a mentor, a counselor and an exemplary leader. A chief in Michigan and elsewhere needs to have the trust of the other firefighters, and the ideal is for them to look to a chief as an example. However, one chief did not have set a good example to others because he betrayed the trust of some of his female firefighters. The chief was sentenced recently for sexual harassment concerning three of his firefighters.

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