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If Only Losing Pounds Were as easy as Losing a Weight Discrimination Lawsuit

Companies employing individuals in Michigan are often surprised to learn Michigan law specifically prohibits weight discrimination. Specifically, Michigan’s anti-discrimination statute, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), prohibits an employer from failing or refusing to hire, discharge, or otherwise discriminate against an individual in employment because of weight. MCL 37.2202(1)(a). But employees still must meet their … Continue Reading

Plaintiffs Face Many Pitfalls in Employment Discrimination Suits

To be blunt, employment discrimination claims are challenging lawsuits for plaintiffs to win. A recent employment discrimination lawsuit explains this point. Trial Court and the Appeal – A tale of two discrimination findings In the case, Patten v City of Ann Arbor, the plaintiff sued her former employer and supervisors for discrimination under Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen … Continue Reading

Identifying Your Company’s Next HR Challenge: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Earlier this year we wrote about the EEOC’s decision that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, which is made unlawful under Title VII. See Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Unlawful under Federal Law … For Now? On 10/29/2015, this issue was before a district court judge who agreed with the agency’s opinion, but … Continue Reading
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