Upholding Employment Laws: Defending Michigan Workers from Wrongful Termination
Wrongful termination isn’t just a moral outrage; it’s also bad business! If employees don’t think they can trust their employers, they won’t be as honest with them or with each other, depriving businesses of the information and cooperation they need to thrive. Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers has successfully represented hundreds of individuals who have been wrongfully or illegally terminated and handle these kinds of cases on a regular basis. We’ve helped them obtain full recovery, including financial compensation for economic and emotional losses.
A Michigan Wrongful Termination Attorney Can Protect Your Rights on the Job
Michigan is an “at-will” employment state, which means that an employer doesn’t need a reason to fire a worker. However, there are still many reasons or conditions which can constitute the wrongful and illegal termination of an employee, such as:
- Firing based on a discriminatory reason such as a worker’s race, nationality, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, height or weight
- Firing due to pressure, influence or interference from another person or company
- Firing because a worker exercised a legal right, such as appearing for jury duty, filing for workers’ compensation due to a work-related injury or refusing to violate other laws in the course of his or employment
- Firing in violation of existing labor laws, employment contracts/conditions or collective bargaining agreements which provide an expectation that the employee will not be terminated without just cause
- Firing because an employee “blew the whistle” and reported illegal conduct to a government agency or body
While firing for any of these reasons is illegal, you need experienced lawyers to prove that they are why you were dismissed. Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers can document and demonstrate any instance of wrongful termination. Whether you work in the private or public sector, are in a union or negotiate for yourself, we never hesitate to uphold your rights.
How Employment Discrimination Affects Everyone
Discrimination against one worker harms all workers. If an employer can discriminate against employees based on their race without consequences, for example, they may also feel they can discriminate based on gender, nationality, or religion. This sends a message to other employers that they too can get away with discrimination. As a result, even if you are not a member of the group that is currently facing discrimination, the longer that discrimination goes on, the more likely you are to be harmed as well. If you or a coworker is wrongfully terminated because of prejudice, contact Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers for immediate legal assistance.
Why You Need an Experienced Law Firm to Fight Your Case
Proving wrongful termination is no easy task. Employers who fire their workers out of prejudice or retaliation almost always come up with some other explanation for their decision. Only a skilled team of attorneys can uncover their real motivations and prove your dismissal was unlawful.
Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers gathers every form of evidence we can in wrongful termination cases. We use both direct evidence, such as threats or prejudiced comments your employer has made, and indirect evidence, such as reports from other employees of a hostile or discriminatory work environment.