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Former Wells Fargo employee files wrongful termination lawsuit

Whether one resides in Michigan or elsewhere, failing to act on a supervisor's request when one feels what is being asked is wrong should not be reason to lose one's job. Unfortunately, for a woman in another state, her refusal to participate allegedly led to her being fired. She has since filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer.

Cancer patients often the victims of workplace discrimination

Being diagnosed with cancer, in any of its awful forms, can be devastating. There are no guarantees that treatment will work, and the physical toll that the treatments and illness have on one's body can be debilitating. Despite the effects cancer can have on a person's body, many cancer patients continue to work for as long as they possibly can. Unfortunately, there are those individuals in Michigan and elsewhere who find themselves the victims of workplace discrimination because of their medical conditions.

What do Michigan laws say about whistleblower protection?

When one is aware of anything wrong or illegal going on at his or her place of work, it can be a tough decision to stand up and say something about it. Fear of retaliation is certainly understandable. However, whistleblower protection laws do exist in Michigan and elsewhere to help prevent this.

When refusing a boss's sexual requests results in unemployment

When you first started working with your new boss, it seemed like everything was going just fine. You'd been in the same Michigan office position for nearly 10 years, and although you and several colleagues were sad to see your former boss resign, you held high hopes for a successful new alliance. At first, it appeared your hopes were realized; that is, until your boss called you into the head office during a lunch break one day.

Sexual harassment scandals plague Department of Interior, Parks

The Interior Department's Office of Inspector General has had to create a whistleblower program in which employees of the National Parks Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other DOI agencies can report allegations of discrimination and harassment without risking their jobs. Why? A series of scandals has occurred at our national parks, primarily involving pervasive sexual harassment.

Lawsuits can be filed over wage-and-hour employment disputes

Sadly, there are many Michigan residents who are not properly compensated for their time on the job. Wage and hours employment disputes are common, particularly in certain industries. For example, in another state, a restaurant owner is currently being sued for his failure to properly and timely pay some of his employees.

Workplace discrimination is, sadly, a common thing

Discrimination in any of its form is unacceptable. Unfortunately, numerous Michigan residents are exposed to various types of discrimination in their places of employment on a frequent basis. Just because workplace discrimination seems to be a common or even normal thing does not make it right. In fact, those who are victims of such behavior may have legal recourse.

You have options for reporting whistleblower retaliation

At some point in your life, you may find yourself in a situation where you must decide whether to do the right thing. This type of predicament affects almost everyone at one point or another, and depending on the circumstances surrounding the issue, you may have a difficult time deciding the best course of action. Deciding to report wrongdoing may prove especially difficult if you believe you could risk losing your job.

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