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, a lot of employers 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 types of unequal treatment. If your employer denies you an opportunity due to your sex, your race, or some other parts of your identity, we will not hesitate to uphold your legal rights.
Michigan Law Firm Experienced in Cases of Gender, Age, Disability, and Race Discrimination in the Workplace
Employment litigation is rarely simple. The realities of the situation are usually complex and carry emotional overtones. The workplace can be politically sensitive. Motivation for employment discrimination is usually subtle and hidden, usually based on subconscious stereotyping and misconceptions. Employers rarely admit to a discriminatory motivation.
Marko Law has created 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 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 work. Our team can determine the impact of all these behaviors and will ensure 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) as well as other state and federal anti-discrimination laws. We emphasize 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 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 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 strengthen your case in a discrimination lawsuit. The more evidence you collect and the better you can document it, the better your possibility of acquiring redress.
Revenge and Wrongful Termination
In addition to employment discrimination, we assist employees who have experienced adverse treatment because they filed a claim concerning workplace discrimination. If you have been retaliated against since you filed a grievance or charge, opposed discrimination or have been terminated because you participated 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 vindictive actions 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 Warren, 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.