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 many companies continue to discriminate, whether by refusing to hire certain 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 due to your gender, your race, or some other parts of your identity, we will not hesitate to defend your civil rights.
Employment litigation is rarely simple. The facts of the case are often complicated and carry emotional overtones. The workplace can be politically sensitive. Motivation for employment discrimination is generally subtle and covert, frequently based on subconscious stereotyping and misconceptions. Employers rarely confess to a discriminatory motivation.
Marko Law has created a team of lawyers with extensive experience advocating for equal treatment. This means we understand 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 hired. A prejudiced employer might be unwilling to promote you even when you are the most qualified person for a position, or may not pay you fairly given your skills. Your employer and coworkers might also subject you to threats, harassment, and various other types 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.
Illegal 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) as well as other state and federal anti-discrimination laws. We concentrate on 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 verify employment discrimination:
- Direct Evidence– These consist of written and spoken statements your employer makes that directly mention your race, age, sex, 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 evidence 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 lower than the market rate for individuals of your skill level.
Both direct and circumstantial evidence strengthen your case in a discrimination lawsuit. The more evidence you gather and the better you can document it, the better your possibility of acquiring redress.
Revenge and Wrongful Termination
Along with employment discrimination, we help workers who have experienced adverse treatment because they filed a claim concerning workplace discrimination. If you have been retaliated against since you submitted a complaint or charge, opposed discrimination or have been fired since you participated in other whistleblowing activity, our attorneys can help you review your choices and determine the following 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.