Effectively Resolving Complex Employment Discrimination Claims

At the law firm of NachtLaw in Michigan, we protect the rights and interests of employees. Unlawful discrimination may take place in a pay cut, a demotion or a wrongful termination. If you have encountered unlawful discrimination in your Michigan workplace, such as race discrimination or gender discrimination, come to our offices to discuss your legal rights with an experienced employment discrimination attorney.

Fighting employment discrimination based on race, sex or age involves complex legal analysis, requiring a detailed review of the facts and a thorough understanding of the circumstances by lawyers who know discrimination law and have experience fighting for discrimination victims in Michigan courts. Not all unfair or inequitable treatment is unlawful employment discrimination. A pattern of behavior or an organization's history of improper behavior, however, may support allegations of unlawful employment discrimination.

When you come to our offices, our discrimination lawyers will take the time to truly understand your individual circumstances. During our initial meeting, we will listen to your story, discuss your options and provide you with an honest evaluation regarding your likelihood of success in pursuing an employment discrimination claim. We have the experience and resources to get results and vindicate your rights.

Protections From State And Federal Employment Discrimination Law

Protections against race, sex or age discrimination come from many sources. There are many laws at the Michigan state law and federal law level that may protect you from discrimination. Sometimes there are even local ordinances that provide protections. In Michigan, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act protects people from discrimination in employment or public accommodation based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), height, weight or marital status. Federal discrimination law is more limited in its protections.

The state discrimination law is sometimes similar to protections under federal discrimination laws, such as Title VII, but sometimes quite different. For instance, the definition of a "hostile work environment" differs under Michigan state and federal law. Under Michigan state law, a supervisor may be held individually liable for harassment, but not so under federal law. In another example, punitive damages may be available under federal discrimination law, but not so under Michigan state law.

We Know How To Protect Your Rights

Knowing when to file a discrimination lawsuit under federal law and when to use state law, or both, is a decision that requires consultation with a lawyer. The many differences mean that there are many possibilities that must be considered regarding what court to use, or what type of evidence may be required to pursue your discrimination claim. If you have been fired, demoted or had your work hours or your pay cut, and you believe you may have a discrimination claim, you should contact an experienced Michigan discrimination lawyer as soon as possible. Statutes of limitations may limit the time you have to file a claim.

The experienced discrimination law attorneys at NachtLaw can protect your discrimination rights. We are by your side with knowledgeable advice and effective trial advocacy. Contact our offices today to schedule your confidential consultation.