Employment Discrimination

Michigan Employment Attorney

Were you fired because of your race, age or gender? Were you discriminated against because of your disability or pregnancy? Did your employer fail to take action to stop sexual harassment at work? Were you demoted to a lower-paying job after you reported wrongdoing by your employer?

It is unlawful to discriminate against an employee because of his or her age, race, sex, disability, pregnancy, religion or national origin. It is also illegal to discriminate against an employee because he or she is a whistleblower who reported illegal activity or fraud.

You Don't Have to Take It - Speak Out Against Workplace Discrimination

If you have been wrongfully discharged or treated unfairly because of illegal employment discrimination, contact the employment lawyers at Miller Cohen, P.L.C. in Detroit at 313-566-4787 or 800-221-6021. For decades, our law firm has been a loud voice for the rights of workers, labor unions and injured employees in Michigan. We will vigorously fight for your employee rights and work to recover damages for the harm you have suffered as a result of illegal discrimination, failure to accommodate a disability, or workplace harassment.

What Is Illegal Discrimination in the Workplace?

In Michigan, employment discrimination occurs when an employer takes adverse, illegal action against an employee simply because they are a member of a protected class. Protected classes include race, gender, religion, age, employees who are disabled or considered disabled, among others. It is also possible for men, Caucasians and others to be subject to reverse discrimination.

Adverse employment action is not limited to just firing an employee. It can be a variety of unfair treatment because of an employee's age, race, disability, sex, or because the employee reported illegal discrimination or activity. Some examples of adverse actions are:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Demotion or transfer
  • Unfavorable job assignments
  • Lack of promotion
  • Failure to hire
  • Retaliation against an employee for filing a discrimination claim
  • Dismissal for participation in an investigation regarding discrimination or harassment
  • Pay disparity

You Must Act Quickly to Preserve Your Rights in Discrimination Cases

Generally, discrimination claims must be submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) within 300 days of the discriminatory act. However, this deadline often lapses because several wrongful acts may accumulate before the employee decides to take action. Our discrimination lawyers can help you submit a claim to the EEOC and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. We will help you through the entire legal process, including going to court when necessary.

Helping Working People Recover Damages for Illegal Discrimination at Work

We are prepared to challenge an employer's position that there was a justifiable reason for the adverse action. After the EEOC process concludes, we can file a complaint in state and federal court for our clients. Our lawyers independently investigate the matter and pursue compensation for all damages you have suffered as a result of the discrimination or wrongful termination, such as back pay, future lost pay, harm to reputation, damages for humiliation and other compensation.

Our employment discrimination lawyers are experienced in pursuing sexual discrimination and other discrimination claims in the state and federal courts of Michigan. For a free case evaluation with an experienced employment discrimination attorney, contact Miller Cohen, P.L.C. today.