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Employment Discrimination

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In Michigan, employment discrimination occurs when an employer takes adverse, illegal action against an employee simply because they are a member of a protected class. Protected classes include workers over the age of 40, employees who are disabled or considered disabled, members of a racial minority and female employees, among others. It is also possible for men, Caucasians and others to be subject to reverse discrimination.

Employee’s rights are protected by the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), The ELCRA creates a direct cause of action, without exhaustion or election of remedies, for private sector employees prior to filing a civil suit. The ELCRA’s statute of limitations is three years.

Adverse employment action is not limited to just firing an employee. It can be a variety of unfair treatment because of an employee's age, race, disability, sex, or because the employee reported illegal discrimination or activity. Some examples of adverse actions are:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Demotion or transfer
  • Unfavorable job assignments
  • Lack of promotion
  • Failure to hire
  • Retaliation against an employee for filing a discrimination claim
  • Dismissal for participation in an investigation regarding discrimination or harassment


Westley 3 law Office prepared to challenge an employer's position that there was a justifiable reason for the adverse action. After the EEOC process concludes, we can file a complaint in state and federal court for our clients. Our lawyers independently investigate the matter and pursue compensation for all damages you have suffered as a result of the discrimination or wrongful termination, such as back pay, future lost pay, harm to reputation, damages for humiliation and other compensation.

We understands the private, emotional nature of discrimination cases. We take great care in treating each client with respect and the utmost personal attention. We work closely with our clients to explain specific details and to answer all questions. Wesley 3 Law Office always seeks to deliver the most beneficial result to every client and will give informed recommendations on whether to accept or reject any settlement offers.


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