Answering Your Employment Law Questions
You work hard for your family and livelihood, and several federal and state statutes are in place to let you do so free from discrimination and other violations. When an unlawful employer gets in the way, our lawyers at Miller Cohen, P.L.C., are by your side to blow the whistle on wrongdoing. We start by giving you the answers you need to common and pressing work-related questions.
Am I A Victim Of Discrimination?
According to employment law, you may be a victim of discrimination if you lost a promotion, got fired, were paid less than others or were otherwise treated unjustly due to:
- National origin
Am I Being Paid Enough?
Employers are legally required to pay you at least minimum wage, which is $9.45 in Michigan. If you work more than 40 hours a week, you are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you are starting or leaving a job and are worried about signing a disadvantageous contract or settling for a low wage, we can help you negotiate something more profitable.
Can I Take Time Off For Family Reasons?
Most employees are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family purposes such as pregnancy and recovery from medical treatment. This was established under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which also prevents employers from firing or retaliating against you if you take time off to have a baby, for example.
What Should I Do After Witnessing Misconduct Or Experiencing Harassment?
The sooner you report misconduct, harassment, or discrimination, the better the evidence and the stronger your case. Your human resources department is a good place to start, followed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Michigan’s Whistleblowers’ Protection Act safeguards you from unethical employers that threaten to fire or punish you for reporting illegal activity. If you encounter any conflict along the way, our attorneys are there to intervene and uphold the law.
What Are The Next Steps?
No matter what kind of legal issue you face in Detroit, Michigan, count on us to provide knowledgeable and aggressive counsel. Fill out our online form to schedule a free initial consultation. Alternatively, contact us by phone at 313-566-4787 or toll-free at 800-221-6021.