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Ford case blurs the line between harassed and harasser

What constitutes harassment has been the subject of many job-related debates. Can the support of one group protected by employment laws be a violation of laws protecting members of another group? The legal boundaries of harassment may be put to the test in a case involving a Michigan man and two employers.

Responding to religious discrimination in Michigan workplaces

An Oakland County employee's religious beliefs are protected under federal employments laws. Employers may not harass or discriminate against job applicants or workers for religious reasons. Companies also must make accommodations for the religious practices of employees unless doing so causes an undue hardship for the employer.

Pay changes possible for 100,000 Michigan employees

Some salaried workers in Michigan receive no extra pay despite working very long hours. Employers obviously benefit by knowing in advance how much a worker will receive each week. However, the White House believes that current employment rules are unfair and wants the Department of Labor to change them.

The right to complain about employer wrongdoing

Michigan workers may have plenty of reasons to dislike their jobs. Personality conflicts, differences in management styles and other day-to-day problems can reduce employee satisfaction. Workplaces can be imperfect, but employers are not permitted to be discriminatory.

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