Michigan Racial, Religious and National Origin Discrimination Attorneys

While discrimination based on race and gender are the most commonly known, it is also illegal for an employer to discriminate against any employee or prospective employee on the basis of religion, national origin, height, weight and marital status.

The U.S. Civil Rights Acts and the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act protect workers from these and a range of other discriminatory acts and conditions. They include:

*Segregating or assigning workers based on race or skin color.

*Tolerating or engaging in harassment based on race, color or national origin, including ethnic jokes, racial slurs or any unwelcome verbal or physical behavior that creates a hostile and intimidating environment.

*Imposing seemingly neutral requirements for jobs, such as height, which disparately and negatively impact groups such as Hispanics or women.

*Assigning or limiting a minority employee to a sales or geographical territory because it has a high minority population.

* Failing to make reasonable accommodations for employees who wish to observe religious holidays, wear religious clothing or observe other religious practices.

* Making an adverse employment decision about an employee or applicant based on his or her accent.

*Making decisions about an employee based on the race or national origin of the employee’s associates, spouse or friends.

*Punishing, terminating or retaliating against workers because they have complained of discriminatory treatment or filed a lawsuit or initiated other related actions.

Your civil rights are equally protected on the job as they are anywhere else and they cannot be denied to you. If you’ve experienced on the job discrimination, there are experienced and accomplished attorneys at Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers who will hear your story and protect your rights.