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, gender, age, or ability. However many employers 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 other harmful behaviors. Marko Law fights back against all types of unequal treatment. If your employer denies you an opportunity because of your gender, your race, or some other parts of your identity, we will not hesitate to defend your rights.
Employment litigation is hardly ever simple. The facts of the case are often complicated and carry psychological overtones. The workplace can be politically sensitive. Motivation for employment discrimination is generally subtle and hidden, often based on subconscious stereotyping and misconceptions. Employers rarely confess to a discriminatory motivation.
Marko Law has put together a team of lawyers with extensive experience advocating for equal treatment. This means we know all the adverse ways that discrimination can impact you. Not only does discrimination make it harder for you to get a job, but it can limit your opportunities when you are employed. A prejudiced employer may be unwilling to promote you even when you are the most qualified individual for a position, or might not pay you fairly given your skills. Your employer and colleagues might 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 ensure 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 concentrate on all areas of discrimination, involving:
- Sex 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 verbal statements your employer makes that directly mention your race, age, sex, ability, or another identity. If an employer says 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 lower 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 document it, the better your chance of gaining reparation.
Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
In addition to employment discrimination, we assist workers who have suffered negative treatment because they filed a claim concerning workplace discrimination. If you have been retaliated against since you submitted a grievance or charge, opposed discrimination, or have been fired since you participated in other whistleblowing activity, our lawyers can help you review your choices and determine the following steps.
Contact Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW to find out how we can help you take action against the discriminatory and vindictive 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 Royal Oak, 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.