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New bill could add legal protections for Michigan interns

College students often become interns in Oakland County companies to fulfill a school requirement or to gain valuable experience. The students are just as vulnerable to workplace discrimination and sexual harassment as any other employee. But unlike other employees, many interns have no legal protections against this type of workplace behavior.

Companies can't treat whistleblowers poorly

Whistleblowers have to be protected by the government, which wants whistleblowers to help monitor what companies are doing, making sure their actions are within the law. When people step up and report something that they know is illegal, the company cannot then treat them poorly or aggressively by doing any of the following:

Employees’ rights to oppose workplace discrimination

Employment is an agreement between Michigan companies and workers that can be broken when either party is not satisfied. An employer has the option to fire an employee as much as a worker has a right to quit, with little reason or even without reason. Consequently, it isn't always easy for Oakland County workers to know the motives behind an employer's actions.

Muslim group backs worker's discrimination complaint

The right to sue an employer can be obtained by filing a claim directly or indirectly with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A claim, filed with a fair employment practice agency like the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, also becomes an EEOC case when a federal violation of employment discrimination laws is alleged.

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