The 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.
While women have made tremendous strides in every professional field, there is still much to be done to bring workplace sexual harassment and discrimination to an end. Unfortunately, there is no type of workplace in Michigan or elsewhere that is immune to this type of bias. One misconception that some may have about sexual harassment, gender bias and employment law is that these types of concerns only come up in traditionally male-dominated fields, such as manufacturing or engineering.
Getting fired from a job is almost always a traumatic experience for the person who has just been let go unexpectedly. Getting fired for an illegitimate reason can be even worse. Sometimes, a person who exposes wrongdoing or illegal activity in their workplace may be let go by an unscrupulous employer. Knowing the employment law options can help such workers assert their rights in the face of an employer's illegal action.
Some of our readers might think that hospitals are generally among the safest of places, both for workers and for those they care for. However, hospital employees, from doctors to receptionists to patient care techs to janitors, often face a variety of challenges throughout their day. One challenge all workers in Michigan could face is an employment law violation on the part of their employer.
Most Michigan workers are probably aware that they have key rights in the workplace. However, many don't realize the extent of their rights, or the extent to which they can be protected, under employment law. One aspect of employment law that is often misunderstood is the fact that workers also have rights when it comes to employment with temporary agencies or staffing firms.
Many Michigan residents have undoubtedly dealt with a hostile workplace at some point in their working lives. In today's uncertain economy, many workplaces might be struggling to stay afloat and workers at all levels may understandably be on edge. Some may even remain in jobs where they are treated poorly, due to fear of losing their paycheck or dealing with the repercussions of getting fired. In these types of situations, an employment law attorney may be able to help.