National Origin Discrimination Lawyer in Detroit, Michigan
The country you come from or your citizenship status should not affect how you are treated at work. You should have the same employment opportunities and compensation as everyone else in your organization. However, you may have been treated unfavorably due to your national origins. If so, you may be a victim of origin discrimination. Marko Law defends those who have been discriminated against because of their country of origin or citizenship status. Our legal team can meet with you to discuss your claim and what legal options are available for compensation. You do not have to feel alone when you face discrimination. Let us provide legal support so that you have a fighting chance to win your case. Call Marko Law today to get started with your claim. Call (313) 777-7LAW to get a free consultation from a national origin discrimination lawyer in Detroit, Michigan.
Learn More About National Origin Discrimination
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), national origin discrimination occurs when an employer, boss, or coworker treats you unfavorably due to your national origin, citizenship, or immigration status. The discrimination is targeted toward your nationality and may include unfair practices including
- Terms of employment
- Job assignment
- Hiring and firing
While this type of discrimination can include racial bias, the race is not always the issue. For instance, a person may discriminate against you simply because you are from Russia due to the ongoing political tensions between Russia and the U.S. If so, this would give you grounds to file a civil claim if their words or actions caused you personal or professional harm.
National Origin Discrimination Cases We Take On
Discrimination cases are complex and often hard to prove. As such, you need a lawyer that has experience with these types of employment law cases - not just any lawyer we do. Marko Law has worked with clients in numerous discrimination in Michigan. Some of the most common claims we handle include
Hiring and Firing
You may have been denied a job during the hiring process because the employer hired an applicant that was born in the U.S. Or you may have been fired from a job or denied career advancement because of your national origin. This type of discrimination is common during the hiring and firing process.
Compensation and Benefits
You may have the same job description, same qualifications, and same experience as the next person. However, they receive higher pay or better benefits because they are from the U.S. and you are not. We may be able to establish that your pay is lower because of your citizenship status.
Discrimination can cause long-term professional damage and keep you from advancing in your career. You may get a bad reference or be the victim of a false rumor. When you are treated unfairly it may be you - not the at-fault party - who pays the consequences professionally.
Hostile Work Environment
Are you being harassed at work? Are you the target of constant harmful jokes, slurs, or comments? Those who verbally attack you cause awkwardness in the workplace and create a hostile work environment. You do not have to tolerate harassment if it affects your job performance or well-being.
What is My Discrimination Case Worth?
You may have suffered both economic and non-economic damages as a result of bias or prejudice at work. How much you case is worth depends the extent of these damage, the nature of the case, and who was involved in the discrimination act. Some of the most common damages that we assess include
- Total income including wages and benefits
- Emotional and mental distress
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to your career or reputation
- Punitive damages
While it is impossible to put an exact figure on how much your case is worth, we fight for the maximum compensation possible based on your actual damages. You may also be awarded punitive damages if we can establish that your employer’s actions were intentionally harmful or malicious.
How Our Law Firm Can Help with Your Case
When you partner with Marko law, you have the full support of a legal team that can manage your entire case from start to finish. We perform all clerical duties, investigate the facts of the case, communicate with all parties on your behalf, develop a legal strategy, and negotiate for a fair settlement. If the at-fault party denies your claim or offers a low settlement, we are prepared to take your case to file a lawsuit and take your case to court. When you are facing discrimination, you do not have to feel alone. Let our legal team help you with your case.
Contact Marko Law for a Free Consultation
If you are ready to get started with your employment law case, contact Marko Law today. We can assess your case, build a legal strategy, and fight for fair compensation for your losses. Call (313) 777-7LAW to get a free consultation from a national origin discrimination lawyer in Detroit, Michigan.