Fighting Against Discrimination: Upholding Equal Opportunity with Michigan’s Leading Employment Attorney
As an American citizen, you are entitled to equal treatment, regardless of your race, sex, age, or ability. However, a number of employers continue to discriminate, whether by refusing to employ certain groups of people, passing them up for promotion and raises, or subjecting them to harassment or various other harmful behaviors. Marko Law fights back against all kinds of unequal treatment. If your employer denies you an opportunity due to your gender, your race, or some other parts of your identity, we won’t hesitate to defend your legal rights.
Michigan Law Firm Experienced in Cases of Sex, Age, Disability, and Race Discrimination in the Workplace
Employment litigation is rarely simple. The realities of the situation are often complicated and carry emotional overtones. The workplace can be politically sensitive. Motivation for employment discrimination is generally subtle and covert, often based on subconscious stereotyping and misconceptions. Employers seldom admit to a discriminatory motivation.
Marko Law has created a team of lawyers with extensive experience advocating for equal treatment. This means we know all the adverse ways that discrimination can affect you. Not only does discrimination make it harder for you to get a job, but it can restrict your opportunities when you are employed. A discriminatory employer may be unwilling to promote you even when you are the most qualified individual for a position, or may not pay you fairly given your skills. Your employer and coworkers may also subject you to threats, harassment, and other forms of mistreatment that threaten your mental health and your ability to do your job. Our team can determine the impact of all these actions and will make sure you are fully compensated.
Illegal Discrimination Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Our firm helps employees 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, involving:
- 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 major types of evidence that can be used to verify employment discrimination:
- Direct Evidence- These consist of written and spoken statements your employer makes that directly mention your race, age, gender, ability, or another identity. If an employer says they’re firing you due to your age, or sends you an email containing a racial slur, you have direct proof of discrimination.
- Circumstantial Evidence- This consists of statistical evidence showing that members of your identification group are underrepresented in leadership positions, statements from other members of your group who feel they are discriminated against, and evidence that your pay is less than the market rate for people of your skill level.
Both direct and circumstantial evidence enhance your claim in a discrimination lawsuit. The more evidence you collect and the better you can document it, the better your possibility of obtaining redress.
Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
Along with employment discrimination, we assist employees who have experienced negative treatment because they filed a claim regarding workplace discrimination. If you have been retaliated against since you submitted a grievance or charge, opposed discrimination, or have been terminated since you participated in other whistleblowing activity, our attorneys can help you examine your options and determine the following steps.
Call Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW to find out how we can help you take action against the prejudiced and vindictive behavior of your employer.
Contact Us Today to Get a Free Consultation
If you are ready to start your case or need more information about Employment Law in Detroit, Michigan, contact Marko Law Firm today. Let us represent you as you seek justice and compensation for your pain and damages. Call (313) 777-7LAW today to get a free consultation or visit our website: MarkoLaw.com to get more information.