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How can I fight wrongful termination in Michigan?

"Fire at will" isn't exclusive to execution squads. Troy employers may give a reason for firing a worker, but according to Michigan's at-will termination rules, companies are not required to do so. However, it is not true employers have free rein when it comes to issuing pink slips.

Employment laws protecting pregnant workers in Michigan

Pregnant employees, including Troy job applicants, are among the classes of workers protected by anti-discrimination laws. Michigan employers who discriminate against potential employees or workers due to pregnancy, pregnancy-related health conditions or childbirth violate state and federal sex discrimination laws.

Interns without job protections in Michigan and across U.S.

Employment laws protecting Oakland County workers from illegal employer practices don't apply to unpaid interns. Only about half a dozen states specifically shield unpaid employees from sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Michigan isn't one of them although, according to a January 2015 report in the Lansing State Journal, that soon could change.

Reporting employer retaliation for filing complaints

Troy employers may not mistreat workers who file complaints about job safety hazards or workplace misconduct. A company's response to an employee's claim cannot be retaliatory. Michigan employers may not break state and federal regulations by wrongfully demoting, dismissing, harassing or discriminating against workers.

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Dearborn, MI 48124
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