Employee Rights

Your job is your livelihood. It puts food on the table. It pays the bills. It gives you pride in what you do.  It may even help finance your child’s college education one day.  While you may be expected to meet certain requirements on the job you also have certain rights at work like minimum wage, regular breaks, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and if you are a person with a disability your employer may be required to make certain changes in your work place to assist you with performing the essential functions of your job.

  • Discrimination:   Were you treated differently in hiring, pay, advancement, duties or discipline on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, national origin, disability, military service, pregnancy, family status or other unlawful reason?
  • Workplace Harassment:  Have you been assaulted, bullied, humiliated or otherwise singled out at work because of your sex, race or color, ethnic origin, religion or creed, sexual identity or orientation, health status, military duties or other protected status?
  • Retaliation and Whistleblower Law:  Were you fired or disciplined for reporting or objecting to illegal activity or safety violations? Did you suffer backlash for reporting harassment or discrimination or bringing a workers’ comp claim?
  • Employment Rights: Does your employer owe you overtime pay? Have you been injured on the job? Were you denied personal or family leave?

If the answer to the above is yes, contact us at Iglesia Martell. We are dedicated to providing you with optimal solutions and approaches in the following areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • ADA issues
  • Work place Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Whistleblower claims

Employee Rights Resources:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right To Know Act  (PDF, 20.9 KB)

Michigan.gov Frequently Asked Employment Questions (PDF, 257 KB)