Fighting Against Discrimination: Upholding Equal Opportunity with Michigan’s Leading Employment Attorney
As an American citizen, you are entitled to equal treatment, regardless of your race, gender, age or ability. Yet 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 actions. Marko Law fights back against all kinds 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 uphold your rights.
Michigan Law Firm Experienced in Cases of Sex, Age, Disability, and Race Discrimination in the Workplace
Employment litigation is rarely simple. The realities of the situation are often complicated and carry emotional overtones. The workplace can be politically sensitive. Motivation for employer discrimination is generally subtle and hidden, usually based on subconscious stereotyping and misconceptions. Employers seldom admit to a discriminatory motivation.
Marko Law has put together a team of attorneys 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 restrict your opportunities when you are hired. A discriminatory 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 coworkers might also subject you to threats, harassment, and various other kinds of mistreatment that threaten your mental health and your ability to do your job. Our team can identify 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 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 major types of evidence that can be used to prove 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 says they’re firing you because of your age, or sends you an email containing a racial slur, you have direct evidence of discrimination.
- Circumstantial Evidence- This includes statistical evidence showing that members of your identity group are underrepresented in management 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 people of your skill level.
Both direct and circumstantial evidence strengthen your claim in a discrimination lawsuit. The more evidence you gather and the better you can record it, the better your chance of obtaining redress.
Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
Along with employment discrimination, we help employees who have suffered negative treatment because they filed a claim about workplace discrimination. If you have been retaliated against since you submitted a grievance or charge, opposed discrimination or have been terminated since you engaged in other whistleblowing activity, our attorneys can help you examine your options and figure out the following steps.
Contact Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW to learn how we can help you take action against the prejudiced and vindictive actions of your employer.