Fighting Against Discrimination: Upholding Equal Opportunity with Michigan’s Leading Employment Lawyer
As an American citizen, you are entitled to equal treatment, regardless of your race, sex, age, or ability. Yet a lot of companies continue to discriminate, whether by refusing to employ particular 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 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 defend your civil rights.
Michigan Law Firm Experienced in Cases of Gender, Age, Disability, and Race Discrimination in the Workplace
Employment litigation is seldom simple. The facts of the situation are often complex and carry psychological overtones. The workplace can be politically sensitive. Motivation for employment discrimination is generally subtle and covert, commonly based on subconscious stereotyping and misconceptions. Employers hardly ever confess to a discriminatory motivation.
Marko Law has put together a team of attorneys 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 hired. A prejudiced 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 kinds of mistreatment that threaten your mental health and your ability to do your job. Our team can identify the effect of all these actions and will make sure you are fully compensated.
Unlawful 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 emphasize 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 main kinds 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 claims 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 management 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 people of your skill level.
Both direct and circumstantial evidence enhance your case in a discrimination lawsuit. The more evidence you gather and the better you can record it, the better your chance of acquiring reparation.
Revenge and Wrongful Termination
In addition to employment discrimination, we assist workers who have suffered negative treatment because they filed a claim about workplace discrimination. If you have been retaliated against because you filed a complaint or charge, opposed discrimination or have been terminated since you engaged in other whistleblowing activity, our lawyers can help you review your options and determine the next steps.
Call Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW to find out how we can help you take action against the prejudiced and retaliatory conduct 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 Pontiac, 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.