If you have been terminated from your job, you may not know what rights or options, if any, you possess. The attorneys at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon can provide advice and guidance to individuals who have been terminated or subjected to a severe adverse employment action. Even “at will” employees in Michigan have various rights that protect them from unlawful employment discrimination and retaliation.
There are various laws in Michigan, including the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), that prohibit employment discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, height, weight, or marital status.
There are also federal employment antidiscrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, that may be applicable to employees who are challenging an employment termination in Michigan. Individuals also have legal rights to be free from retaliation for invoking rights under federal and state laws.
Our Grand Rapids employment attorneys are knowledgeable regarding all relevant employment laws that may affect your rights including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Michigan Wage and Hour laws and the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act.
The employment attorneys at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon represent individuals facing job termination and have the experience, skill and tenacity to ensure that you know what your rights and options are and how you can enforce those rights. There are certain steps that an individual who has been terminated (or faced with a severe adverse employment action) may consider including:
The attorneys at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon can provide guidance on filing charges with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. We understand the importance that you place on your job and career and that your family depends on your income and the benefits that your job provides. If you have been terminated and have questions about your legal rights, contact the Grand Rapids attorneys at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon.