Fighting Against Discrimination: Upholding Equal Opportunity with Michigan’s Leading Employment Lawyer
As an American citizen, you are entitled to equal treatment, no matter your race, gender, age or ability. Yet a number of companies continue to discriminate, whether by refusing to hire particular groups of people, passing them up for promotion and raises, or subjecting them to harassment or other harmful actions. Marko Law fights back against all forms of unequal treatment. If your employer denies you an opportunity because of your sex, your race, or some other parts of your identity, we won’t hesitate to defend your rights.
Michigan Law Firm Experienced in Cases of Sex, Age, Disability, and Race Discrimination in the Workplace
Employment litigation is rarely simple. The facts of the situation 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 hardly ever 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 employed. 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 other forms of mistreatment that threaten your mental health and your ability to do your work. 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 workers fight discrimination made illegal by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) as well as other state and federal anti-discrimination laws. We emphasize all areas of discrimination, including:
- 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 key types of evidence that can be used to prove 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 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 identity 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 lower than the market rate for individuals of your skill level.
Both direct and circumstantial evidence enhance your case in a discrimination lawsuit. The more evidence you collect and the better you can record it, the better your chance of gaining redress.
Retaliation 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 because you participated in other whistleblowing activity, our attorneys can help you review your options and figure out the following steps.
Call Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW to learn 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 Sterling Height, 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.