An employer can’t terminate or discharge you for merely reporting workplace sexual harassment, discrimination, a hostile work environment, or for being a whistleblower. Know Your Rights!
Are you in need of an experienced and aggressive Michigan civil rights retaliation lawyer?
Have you finally become tired of being harassed, treated unfairly or even retaliated against for reporting misbehaviour to your employer or the EEOC?
Do you feel that your employer subjected you to a negative employment action such as:
Termination, demotion, or denial of a job, promotion or salary increase in retaliation because you filed a lawsuit or made an internal complaint of unlawful treatment or participated in an investigation of unlawful conduct (Whistleblower)?
Has your employer retaliated against you for filing charges with the (EEOC) or for exercising your right as a union employee?
Was the harassing and hostile work environment the reason you were compelled to terminate your employment (Harassment)? If so, the employer’s acts could be retaliatory and there are laws in Michigan that can protect your rights as an employee and will in many cases, allow you a financial recovery, if your employer is engaging in unlawful employment practices.
Year after year, there are many employees who are victims of retaliation by their employers and awarded monetary benefits. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that 84,254 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the federal agency nationwide during fiscal year (FY) 2017, and secured $398 million for victims in the private sector and state and local government workplaces through voluntary resolutions and litigation.
Federal and state laws make it unlawful for employers to retaliate against employers regarding decisions related to hiring, firing, demotion, promotion, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment. These laws related to retaliation are complex, so it is best to get the opinion of an experienced civil rights lawyer to help you understand your rights and potential actions you can take to address the unlawful practices of an employer.