Employment Law in Flint, Michigan
Fighting Against Discrimination:
Upholding Equal Opportunity with Michigan's Leading Employment Attorney
As an American citizen, you are entitled to equal treatment, no matter your race, gender, age, or ability. However many employers continue to discriminate, whether by refusing to hire certain groups of people, passing them up for promotion and raises, or subjecting them to harassment or other harmful behaviors. Marko Law fights back against all types of unequal treatment. If your employer denies you an opportunity due to your gender, your race, or some other parts of your identity, we will not hesitate to uphold your legal rights.
Michigan Law Firm Experienced in Cases of Gender, Age, Disability and Race Discrimination in the Workplace
Employment litigation is rarely simple. The realities of the case are usually complex and carry emotional overtones. The workplace can be politically sensitive. Motivation for employment discrimination is usually subtle and covert, often based on subconscious stereotyping and misconceptions. Employers seldom confess to a discriminatory motivation.Marko Law has assembled a team of attorneys with extensive experience advocating for equal treatment. This means we understand all the negative ways that discrimination can impact you. Not only does discrimination make it harder for you to acquire a job, but it can limit your opportunities when you are hired. A discriminatory employer may be unwilling to promote you even when you are the most qualified person for a position, or might not pay you fairly given your skills. Your employer and colleagues might also subject you to threats, harassment, and various other types of mistreatment that threaten your mental health and your ability to do your job. Our team can determine the effect of all these behaviors and will make sure you are fully compensated.
Illegal Discrimination Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Our firm helps workers fight discrimination made illegal by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and other state and federal anti-discrimination laws. We focus on all areas of discrimination, including:
- Gender discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Race, national origin, and religious discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Height, weight, and marital status
How is Employment Discrimination Determined in a Court of Law?
There are two key kinds of evidence that can be used to prove employment discrimination:
- Direct Evidence-- These include written and verbal statements your employer makes that directly mention your race, age, gender, ability, or another identity. If an employer claims they're firing you because of your age, or sends you an email containing a racial slur, you have direct proof of discrimination.
- Circumstantial Evidence-- This includes statistical evidence showing that members of your identity group are underrepresented in leadership positions, statements from other members of your group that feel they are discriminated against, and evidence that your pay is less than the market rate for individuals of your skill level.
Both direct and circumstantial evidence strengthen your case in a discrimination lawsuit. The more evidence you gather and the better you can record it, the better your chance of obtaining reparation.
Revenge and Wrongful Termination
Along with employment discrimination, we help workers who have experienced negative treatment because they filed a claim concerning workplace discrimination. If you have been retaliated against since you filed a complaint or charge, opposed discrimination, or have been terminated because you engaged in other whistleblowing activity, our lawyers can help you review your options and determine the next steps. Contact Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW to find out how we can help you take action against the prejudiced and retaliatory actions of your employer.