Protecting Pregnant Employees from Workplace Discrimination

Pregnancy is an exciting time for new and experienced parents. The last thing they want to worry about is how their employers will react. Pregnant employees often encounter unique challenges in the workplace, which can include the need for more frequent medical visits and potential physical limitations. In response, laws such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) have been established to ensure that pregnant Read More

Advocating for Loved Ones After Severe Accidents

When a severe accident occurs, the impact on a family can be profound and overwhelming. In Michigan, the law acknowledges this hardship and offers a way for families to seek financial compensation. This support is crucial, not just for handling medical bills and lost income, but also for addressing the deeper emotional and personal challenges that arise from such incidents. Legal Representation and Guardianship In Read More

Lakisha McMillon v City of Kalamazoo 

[tb-youtube-iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MYG4VZ4u_Ok"]   On October 13, 2022, the Michigan Supreme Court reconsidered a case from January 21, 2021, involving Lakisha McMillon and the City of Kalamazoo. Originally, McMillon filled out a job application in 2004 but wasn’t hired. The application purported to include a clause that required any employment-related lawsuits to be filed within nine months Read More

Timika Rayford v American House Roseville 1, LLC

[tb-youtube-iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JPYF8IQdWoM"]   The plaintiff, a certified nursing assistant, was terminated from her position at a nursing care facility. The facility justified her firing by claiming she falsely reported that her purse was stolen from their premises. However, the plaintiff contended that this accusation was just pretext, and the real reason for her termination was that she Read More

Creating a Harmonious Workplace & Avoiding Disputes

In today's business environment, where diversity and inclusion are increasingly recognized as drivers of innovation and growth, employers are focusing on creating workspaces that not only embrace diversity but also actively promote inclusivity. This shift is essential not just for fostering a positive workplace culture but also for minimizing disputes that can arise from misunderstandings or a lack of acceptance. By Read More

What Happens When Products Fail Basic Safety Standards?

When an individual is injured by a defective product in Michigan, the law provides mechanisms for seeking compensation. This legal framework is guided by both the Michigan Compiled Laws and judicial precedents, holding every entity in the production chain accountable—from manufacturers to retailers. This accountability ensures that those harmed by defective or unsafe products can seek financial redress for their Read More

Contracts for Creatives: Sports & Entertainment

Michigan stands out for its active involvement in sports and entertainment, especially in 2024 thanks to huge victories from the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Lions on the football field. Michigan is a bustling hub for sports enthusiasts right now. This athletic fervor is mirrored in our entertainment sector, with cities like Ann Arbor fostering a rich music scene. However, these industries are not just Read More

Taking a Stand: Reporting Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination is an issue that affects individuals across all industries, impacting their professional and personal lives. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or genetic information. However, it unfortunately still occurs far too often, which is why it’s so important to remain vigilant in Read More

5 Ways Employers May Discriminate Under the ADA: Know Your Rights

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a critical legislation that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs. Despite its clear guidelines, some employers may inadvertently or deliberately engage in practices that discriminate against disabled employees or job applicants. Understanding these discriminatory practices is essential for workers who Read More

Protecting Your Rights After Property Owner Negligence

In Michigan, slipping on an icy sidewalk or tripping over a broken stair can quickly become more than just an accident. If you're injured on someone else's property due to such hazards, it's not just about knowing you have rights, but comprehending the depth of those rights and the obligations of the property owners. Premises liability isn't just a vague legal term; it's the framework that defines how property owners Read More