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If I am a victim of sexual harassment, whom do I have to tell?

Many Detroit area employees who have been the target of unwanted sexual advances, lewd jokes and the like may not really want to talk about their experience with anyone, much less someone whom they see as having more power and authority than themselves.

What would make me a whistleblower under Michigan law?

Michigan employment law protects many different types of workers. One of the groups of workers the law protects is people who are both commonly and in legal parlance called whistleblowers. Generally speaking, a whistleblower is one who blows the whistle on his or her employer by reporting the employer's illegal conduct.

Review of the Family Medical Leave Act

Many workers in Detroit, Michigan, from time to time have emergencies or other special situations come up that could require that they be away from work for an extended period of time. For example, a Detroit resident may need a few weeks off while recovering from a surgery or other medical problem. In other cases, a new parent will want to take off so he or she can be with his or her new child.

Anatomy of a federal discrimination case

Our Detroit, Michigan, employment and labor log blog has made it clear on many different occasions that many forms of discrimination, for example racial discrimination, are illegal under federal law. However, some Detroit residents might not know exactly how a lawsuit for a discrimination case is handled.

Employment contracts and wrongful termination

In most instances, employment is considered to be "at will," which means that an employer can fire an employee for any reason or no reason at all. One way to try to limit an employer's right to terminate an employee is to enter into an employment contract. These documents can cover a wide variety of issues, including salary, benefits, paid time off and limitations on the employee's behavior post-termination.

Employee rights for breastfeeding mothers

Over the last several decades, more women have chosen to enter the workforce, including those who are mothers. For some, this choice is merely to add to household wealth or continue in a profession that one loves. For others, though, the choice to work is out of financial necessity. This can be especially challenging for new mothers who may have to return to work faster than they had hoped. Yet, regardless of one's financial position, federal law provides certain protections for mothers who engage in the workforce.

6 Things to Know About the Lawsuit Miller Cohen, P.L.C. Just Filed Against the State of Michigan on Behalf of Michigan Mental Health Hospital Patients

carocenter.jpgThe Detroit News recently published an article discussing the lawsuit Miller Cohen filed against Caro Center psychiatric hospital in Tuscola County on behalf of Alan Teasel, one of roughly 600 involuntary patients at the facility. This case involves excessive mandatory overtime for the Resident Care Aides ("RCAs") at Caro Center.

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