Tag Archives: workplace discrimination

The Price Tag for Settling Sex Discrimination Claims

A long-running sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) came to an end on November 25, 2015, when a Michigan federal district court approved a consent decree. Under that decree, Cintas Corporation agreed to pay $1.5 million in addition to a numerous other requirements for years to come. A copy of the … Continue Reading

Employee Fired for Facebook Postings Latest Example for Why Companies Need a Social Media Policy and Plan

Employee social media issues recently made headlines in the most deplorable way when an employee was fired on September 29, 2015, after he posted a picture of himself online with a colleague’s 3-year-old black son. The picture taken by Gerod Roth, the former employee, resulted (for reasons unknown) numerous bigoted and racists comments from the former … Continue Reading

Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Michigan Law – Is it a Time for a Change?

Sexual orientation discrimination can be described as being treated differently or harassed because of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, which includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, or heterosexual orientation. Unlike federal laws that protect people from workplace discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, age, and disability, there is no federal law that … Continue Reading

Proposed Michigan Social Media Law Banning Employer Access to Employee Passwords – Not Something to “Like”

Proposed Michigan Social Media legislation is back in the headlines. Specifically, Chris Gautz of Crain’s Detroit Business reported that Michigan Senate House Bill 5523, (sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton), was approved unanimously by the House in September and is now sitting on the Senate floor.  This bill would “outlaw” employers from requiring employees and … Continue Reading
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