Marko Law Firm – Employment Law Firm in Troy, Michigan
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. However, a lot of companies 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 other harmful actions. Marko Law fights back against all kinds of unequal treatment. If your employer denies you an opportunity due to your sex, your race or some other parts of your identity, we won’t hesitate to defend your legal rights.
Employment litigation is seldom simple. The realities of the case are often complicated and carry psychological overtones. The workplace can be politically sensitive. Motivation for employment discrimination is typically subtle and hidden, frequently based on subconscious stereotyping and misconceptions. Employers seldom admit to a discriminatory motivation.
Marko Law has created a team of attorneys 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 acquire a job, but it can limit your opportunities when you are employed. A discriminatory employer might 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 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 be 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, 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 key 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 consists of statistical evidence showing that members of your identification 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 individuals of your skill level.
Both direct and circumstantial evidence enhance your claim in a discrimination lawsuit. The more evidence you gather and the better you can document it, the better your chance of obtaining reparation.
Retaliation & Wrongful Discontinuation
In addition to employment discrimination, we assist workers who have suffered adverse treatment because they filed a claim regarding workplace discrimination. If you have been retaliated against since you filed a complaint or charge, opposed discrimination, or have been fired since you engaged in other whistleblowing activity, our lawyers can help you review your choices and figure out the next steps.
Contact Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW to find out how we can help you take action against the discriminatory and retaliatory conduct of your employer.