Grounds for employment and discrimination lawsuits
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Do I have a case?
I was terminated by my employer for no good reason. Can I sue for wrongful discharge?
If you are a non-union employee in Michigan, with no written employment contract, your employment is most likely “at-will.” This means that your employer does not have to have a good reason, or any reason, to terminate you. This also means that even if you have been treated unfairly by your employer, you may not necessarily have been treated illegally. In order to have a lawsuit for wrongful termination, the employer’s action in terminating you must violate state or federal law. Illegal reasons for terminating employees fall into a limited number of categories, which are explained in other pages on this website. When you call us for an initial phone consultation, you should be ready to discuss what you believe the employer’s motives were in terminating you so that we can assess whether or not legal action might be warranted.
I was harassed on the job. Can I bring a lawsuit?
Whether on-the-job harassment is illegal depends on the underlying motive(s) for the harassment. Illegal reasons for harassing an employee fall into alimited number of categories, such as harassment based on sex or race. When you call us for an initial phone consultation, you should be ready to discuss why you believe you are being targeted with harassing behavior (in addition to how you have been harassed), so that we can assess whether or not legal action might be warranted.