Employment Discrimination Attorney in Sterling Heights, MI
The definition of employment discrimination is when an employer harasses or treats one employee differently than others. Discrimination covers more instances than age, race, religion and other protected classes.
Employment discrimination may be experienced by an employee in connection with filing a claim for Workers’ Compensation when instructed by the employer not to do so. Under the laws of Workers’ Compensation, employees are protected against certain actions of an employer in the unfortunate event of an injury, and in the event of an employees’ refusal to work in unsafe conditions. An employer cannot discriminate against an employee for refusing to work in, or for reporting the presence of, an unsafe or an unhealthy work condition. There can be no retaliation against any employee assisting the proper government enforcement official in the inspection of any such condition. Proactive actions of, or assertions by, a worker in these instances cannot be the basis of discrimination by an employer.
Discrimination within a workplace does not only involve a refusal to hire nor can it provide justification to fire. Retaliation against an employee extends to unjust changes in wages, terms, and conditions of employment, privileges, and benefits that may extend to protected classes, Workers’ Compensation rights and whistleblower protections.
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If you feel you have been subjected to employment discrimination, in the hiring process, in connection with a claim for Workers’ Compensation, in the time of employment or the circumstance of termination, then please contact the experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Charters, Tyler, Zack & Shearer, P.C. for a free consultation. There are specific actions, time frames and a determination of enforcement that only experienced attorneys can provide. It is important and necessary to understand the benefits of your claim and to have the representation of knowledgeable attorneys on your side.