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5 Examples of Employment Discrimination



Employment discrimination comes in many forms, unfortunately. The good news is that no matter how it manifests, it is against the law, and victims are legally allowed to recover any damages that are due to them. Below are five examples of illegal employment discrimination:


  1. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that employers cannot discriminate against gay or transgender employees under federal law.

  2. Employees with evidence (or first-hand knowledge) of their employer defrauding a federal program may be entitled to substantial compensation.

  3. Some employers are using Covid-19 as a pretext to discriminate. For example, an employer may have furloughed its employees due to the pandemic, but is now allowing only younger employees, with less experience, to return to work, while claiming that the age discrimination is due to “financial reasons.”

  4. If you are a sales representative paid on commission, and you have not received timely payment, you may be able to recover twice the amount owed. Michigan law protects you even if there is no written contract.

  5. If your employer has retaliated against you for reporting unlawful conduct, you may be entitled to substantial compensation under the Whistleblower Protection Act. You have 90 days to file suit, so don’t delay.

If you or someone you know has experienced any of the above or a situation that you believe was employment discrimination call Great Lakes Legal Group today!

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