Employment Law in the News
The New York Times reported on March 21, 2012 that FedEx settled a case for $3,000,000.00 which alleged discrimination against applicants for employment by unlawful considerations of sex, race and gender being used in the hiring process.
In Michigan the legislature enacted the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) which makes it unlawful to discriminate in hiring, employment opportunities and/or termination based upon race, gender, age, weight, handicap and national origin. In Michigan an aggrieved employee may either sue under the ELCRA or the federal statute.
Also, the Sacramento Bee reported on March 26, 2012 that Aaron’s Rentals settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for $6,000,000.00. In Michigan an employee has a right to work in an environment that is free of sexual harassment. Where co-workers or management engage in sexual misconduct in un-welcomed and (usually) repeated sexual conduct, the adversely affected employee may have a cause of action for sexual harassment.
Guy Vining has practiced law throughout the state of Michigan. His office is in the city of Taylor, Michigan, where he primarily serves the Metro-Detroit area. He has represented employers and employees in employment litigation in the trial court and the appellate courts in the following areas: whistleblower, breach of contract, public policy, discrimination, wage and hour violation, covenants not to compete, Americans with disabilities action and retaliation