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Employment Law for Employees: Lawsuits Aren't Easy

Potential clients and even current clients often fail to appreciate (or forget about) the difficulties associated with an employment lawsuit. An obvious difficulty is that lawsuits take a long period of time to complete. The legal profession operates… Read More
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Employment Law for Employees: Your Employer's Reasons Matter

In a previous blog, I discussed what constitutes illegal harassment and indicated that harassment must be based on a protected characteristic, such as race, sex, or disability, or a protected activity, such as reporting or opposing discrimination bas… Read More
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Your FMLA Rights: Inability to Return to Work After 12 Weeks

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), 29 U.S.C. 2601, et seq., provides eligible employees with up to twelve work weeks of medical leave in a twelve-month period (or twenty-six weeks in certain situations involving military families)… Read More
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Your Personnel File: Know Your Rights (Part 2)

This is part two of my blog regarding The “Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right to Know Act,” MCL 423.501 et seq., which provides employees with several rights regarding their personnel files. Your employer has several duties under the “… Read More
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Your Personnel File: Know Your Rights (Part 1)

The “Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right to Know Act,” MCL 423.501 et seq., provides employees with several rights regarding their personnel files. If you submit a written request describing your personnel record to your employer (or former e… Read More
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Even if you were wrongfully terminated, you must still look for work.

The most basic component of damages in most employment discrimination lawsuits or wrongful dismissal lawsuits is lost earnings due to termination of employment. Generally, your damages are measured by what you would have earned from your former emplo… Read More
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Statutes of Limitations: How long do you have to file your lawsuit?

A “statute of limitations” is the time period in which you must file a lawsuit. Failure to file your lawsuit in the allotted time frame forever bars you from filing it. The main reasons for statutes of limitations are to protect defendant… Read More
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"At-Will" Employment in Michigan

In Michigan, many employees are considered “at-will” employees. “At-will” employment means that your employer can terminate your employment at any time. Your employer may terminate your employment for many reasons that may be… Read More
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What type of fee agreements does Fett & Fields, P.C. offer?

Most of our prospective clients require employment lawsuits to rectify or at least address adverse employment actions. Such adverse employment actions are usually termination, demotion, denial of promotion, severe or pervasive harassment based on an… Read More
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How does Fett & Fields review cases?

Fett & Fields, P.C. has designed our intake process based on the assumption that most prospective clients are, or will soon be, financially strapped because of their employer’s actions (e.g. they have been fired, demoted, etc.). We therefor… Read More
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