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Dealing with discrimination in Michigan

Victims of unlawful discrimination in Michigan have certain rights that have been denied to them entitled to during and after the lawsuit. These rights have been established by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Each service is available on a fact sheet so that the victim can read it with an attorney or alone.

Supporters rally behind grocery store worker after firing

A Michigan grocery store worker was fired after almost 40 years of employment due to what the store called inappropriate behavior. According to his many supporters, however, the man was fired from Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods in Whitehall for giving hugs to a customer. As of Sept. 5, a Facebook page that was created in support of the worker has accumulated over 8,200 likes.

Sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Sexual harassment in a Michigan workplace is illegal under federal law. Pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, there are two kinds of sexual harassment: hostile work environment and quid pro quo. A harassment claim based on a theory of hostile work environment typically requires a pattern of behavior. Courts will examine the nature and frequency of the conduct, including who was involved in perpetrating the alleged harassment, whether the conduct was obviously offensive or hostile and whether it was directed toward one person or more than one. Legal action is warranted when the conduct is based on sex, unwelcome and of such severity that the work environment might be considered offensive or abusive.

Grocery store employee claims he's victim of wrongful termination

Being injured while at work can potentially impede a Michigan employee from being able to complete his or her job properly. However, simply because they are unable to complete certain tasks does not necessarily mean that they are completely incapable of working, and for some, it may be possible to request a new set of duties. An out-of-state man claims that he was disabled during the course of his employment and was later the victim of a wrongful termination after asking to be reassigned.

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