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Employment Law Cases: Discrimination Award


Discrimination Award

The Buffalo News has recently reported a $25,000,000 verdict in a racial harassment case in the state of New York. An African American was, according to the article, subjected to a culture of racism and discrimination, which management did not correct.

Guy Vining of the Vining Law Group has represented both employers and employees in racial discrimination cases. Race is a protected category in employment and under both State and Federal law in Michigan, and may not be used as a factor in effecting employment decisions. Moreover, race is one of the protected categories with respect to a basis of a harassment claim.

In this particular case, the employee alleged, and the jury determined, that the employer allowed a racially hostile environment to exist which included racial graffiti.

If you have questions about the discrimination laws in Michigan, please feel free to call Guy Vining for a no charge and confidential consultation.

Guy Vining has practiced law throughout the state of Michigan. His office is located in the downriver city of Taylor 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