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Proving workplace discrimination in Michigan

For many Michigan employees, workplace discrimination remains a somewhat murky area of employment law. Often, those who have been the victim of such discrimination are not sure whether or not they have actually suffered wrongdoing. In many cases, the very fact that a worker suspects discrimination indicates that something is wrong. Rather than waiting and worrying over possible discrimination, workers in our state can seek advice early on. One of the most informed resources for advice is an employment attorney serving Michigan residents.

By seeking advice from an attorney, workers who suspect workplace discrimination has occurred can find out if they have a case against an employer. The attorney will discuss any elements related to the worker's situation. This includes determining what, if any, discrimination has occurred. The law in Michigan as well as on the federal level says it is illegal to discriminate against employees for the following:

-- Gender

-- Age

-- Religious beliefs

-- Race

-- Disability

-- Pregnancy

-- National origin

Once you and your attorney determine you have suffered from employment discrimination, it is time to decide how to move forward. Attorneys with experience will explain the challenges that often occur when trying to prove discrimination. Typically, the attorney will inform the employee about his or her options such as pursuing a lawsuit against the employer, seeking assistance through the company's human resources department or taking the case to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

If the employee chooses to pursue legal action, the attorney will initiate an investigation and take every step available to help prove the worker's case. While proving workplace discrimination often requires hard work, having an attorney on your side will lessen the burden and give you the confidence to move forward with whatever decision you ultimately make.

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