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Michigan workplace discrimination: Religion

Religious freedom is a right granted to all who reside in America. While people are able to worship how they may, it does not stop others from discriminating against them. Unfortunately, in Michigan and elsewhere religious discrimination can follow people into their places of employment. Workplace discrimination of this or any other kind, however, is not to be tolerated.

Michigan employment disputes: Employee classification matters

When taking a job in Michigan or elsewhere, how one's employment status is classified really matters. Numerous employment disputes arise over employers misclassifying employees so as to avoid paying overtime and benefits. Those who believe that their work status was purposely misclassified may have legal recourse.

When can one file a wrongful termination lawsuit?

When an employer deems it necessary, he or she has the right to fire an employee. There are various reasons, though, in which firing is illegal. Michigan residents who have been released from their jobs under any one of the following circumstances may pursue wrongful termination lawsuits in order to seek compensation for their losses.

Workplace discrimination due to one's nationality is not okay

America is often referred to as the great melting pot. People come to this country from all over the world in search of better lives for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, in searching for employment or even after work is obtained, some individuals who have made their homes in Michigan and elsewhere face workplace discrimination due to their nationality. This, of course, is not okay.

Whistleblower in Caterpillar case could see big payout

It has been a rough few years for big machine builder Caterpillar. While, overall, the company is still seeing massive profits, the Internal Revenue Service is fighting hard to collect about $2 billion in taxes the business supposedly owes. The whistleblower in this case no longer works for Caterpillar, but if his information leads to tax collection, he could see a big payout. Michigan residents who take stances similar to this man could also be paid for taking action.

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