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Understanding what constitutes sexual harassment in Michigan

Sexual discrimination at work occurs when any employment decision is made based on a person's gender, such as a denial of promotion. Employers who discriminate against transgender individuals are also committing sexual discrimination. These laws also apply to job applicants as well as those connected to outside groups who may be associated primarily with one gender.

Michigan employers can learn from Food Lion lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against grocery chain Food Lion in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The suit, filed Aug. 20, claims that Food Lion failed to provide a reasonable accommodation for a Jehovah's Witness minister when it fired him for being unable to work on Sundays.

Rules to follow when screening employees in Michigan

Small business owners who are thinking about doing a background check on a prospective employee need to know whether they are conducting such a check legally. This is because the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that any agency that reports information about an employee must do so in compliance with the law. These laws must be followed by a reporting agency even if the information being reported could be found in records already made public.

Michigan manufacturer prevails in constructive discharge lawsuit

Last week we discussed a wrongful discharge lawsuit that was filed in Wayne County. In that case, a county employee claimed he was let go from his job as a photographer because of employer retaliation. A judge disagreed, however, and dismissed the lawsuit.

Judge dismisses employment lawsuit against county executive

Employers in Michigan know that for good reason it is sometimes necessary to terminate a worker's employment. Common reasons for firing an employee include failing to meet production goals, workplace misconduct and employee theft, but it may also be necessary to let an employee go because of budgetary reasons.

Oakland County bank executives face discrimination suit

Business planning, employment law, commercial litigation -- these are the general areas of business law we'll be discussing here each week. Whether you're choosing what sort of company you want to create, or drafting a business agreement, or handling an employment law dispute, it is important to have legal professionals on your side.

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