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Teachers union contract source of religious discrimination

Contracts that contain clauses that specifically address discrimination might be expected to hold a high level of standard in their hiring policies. However, not true, some Michigan teachers say. A local teachers union was recently thrust into the spotlight for what some believe to be a form of religious discrimination built into their contracts.

McDonald's may be liable for employment violations

McDonald's -- a popular fast food franchise -- is perhaps most popular for its golden arches and hot fries. Despite its popularity in America and all across the world, some employees say that they are being denied their full wage. Cases from multiple states, including Michigan, have sprung up with employment violations at their base.

Michigan nuclear plant workers still fear retaliation

When compromising situations or a lack of safety arise in a work environment, it is imperative that employees feel comfortable enough to report any violations. Sadly, this is not always the case, and it can cause employees to work in seriously unsafe environments. Some Michigan employees are too fearful of retaliation to say anything even as compromised safety arises in certain work environments.

Michigan man awarded $1.1 million for religious discrimination

An almost historic settlement was recently awarded to a man who claims that he was wrongfully terminated from his job of 17 years. A Michigan county worker says that he was the victim of religious discrimination at his workplace. Apparently a jury agreed with him, because after six years of fighting for his rights, he was awarded a significant amount in damages.

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