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Can an Employer Terminate You Because You Reported a Suspected Violation of the Law to a Private Lawyer?
You suspect that your employer, or even someone else, has violated a law. You report that belief to a licensed attorney. The employer finds out that you reported your suspicion to an attorney and fires you for doing so. Is the termination illegal? In Michigan, the...read more
As an employment discrimination lawyer, I see this situation on a regular basis. Your employer is unlawfully harassing you based upon a protected characteristic or retaliating against you for protected activity such as opposing what you believe to be a violation of...read more
As an employment discrimination lawyer, I am frequently contacted by people who have made an internal company complaint of unethical or even illegal activity by co-workers or supervisors, and are then terminated from their employment. These folks believe that they...read more
A familiar scenario that I encounter as an employment discrimination lawyer: You have a family member with a disability, but for one reason or another, you do not qualify for leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act. You need time off from work to attend to or...read more
Your employer, or a possible new employer wants you to sign a non-compete agreement. It will effectively prohibit you from working for a period of time if your employment ends for any reason. And, the employer is not offering to pay you any extra money to sign the...read more
As an employment discrimination lawyer, I see this scenario all the time. You need leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). Your employer gives you a form to have your doctor fill out certifying your need for leave under the FMLA. Can you then leave...read more
You have been denied a job, denied a promotion, or fired from a job, because the boss feels that you are too young to hold the position. Is that unlawful age discrimination? Yes. And, no. The federal law on point, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"),...read more
You are being sexually harassed by a customer or client of your company. Can the company be held responsible for that sexual harassment? Yes. But, like many other situations involving sexual harassment, the employer's liability is not automatic. An employer can be...read more
You need a leave of absence from work. Are you entitled to one? Maybe. If you need a leave of absence due to your own medical condition, to care for an immediate family member who has a medical condition, to bond with a newborn baby, or to care for military service...read more
One hot-button issue in the area of employment disability law is whether, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, working from home is a "reasonable accommodation" that an employer must allow to enable an employee with a disability to perform his or her job. In...read more