For employers, having your employees sue you is never good. Employment litigation can be expensive and very time-consuming. If you are being sued for harassment or failure to provide reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you and other managers or supervisors may have to undergo hours of depositions. You may also have to locate and provide emails, internal memos, and other documents during the discovery.
Michigan legislators have been under pressure by LGBT rights advocates for several years regarding equal rights in the workplace. While it has been legal for same sex couples to marry in Michigan since June, when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage for every state in the U.S., there is no specific federal or state law protecting LGBT workers from termination or other adverse employment action on the basis of sexual orientation.
Many of the elements of a divorce are changeable. Because the process involves the lives of people and their children, the family law courts recognize that what works well for a couple with two children under the age of 10 may no longer work so well when they are in their late teens.