Employer Retaliation


Retaliation claims can arise whenever an employee engages in activity that is protected under either a state or federal law or regulation. For example, Michigan’s Workers Disability Compensation Act makes it illegal to terminate someone because they filed a claim for benefits due to a workplace injury. Similarly, an employer may not terminate or discipline an employee for reporting a violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), or for making a claim of discrimination to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


It is not necessary that the employer’s retaliation take the form of a termination. However, in order to make a viable retaliation claim, the employer must do something that negatively impacts the terms and conditions of employment, such as reducing hours.  We have over 20 years of experience in employer retaliation cases.  Call us at 248.608.5300 today for a free hour of consultation.