Employment laws are based on federal and state constitutions, legislation, administrative rules, and court opinions. Employment Laws, (sometimes referred to as Labor Laws), are primarily designed to keep workers safe and make sure they are treated fairly. A particular employer/employee relationship may also be governed by one or more contracts. An example of that would be a non-compete agreement.
Workplace matters and the laws that cover them can be complicated and confusing. I have extensive experience in handling employee litigation. If you are involved in, or think you will be involved in, an employment dispute finding an attorney with the right training and experience can make all the difference.
Discrimination- Our firm litigates violations protected under Michigan State or Federal Law for sexual harassment, color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) and Michigan’s Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act (PDCRA).
Harassment- Our firm litigates violations protected under Michigan State or Federal law for color, national origin, race, sexual harassment including but not limited to adverse employment action and termination of employment under Title VII and Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA).
Retaliation- Our firm litigates retaliation claims for employees who have received adverse employment action from his/her employer after making complaints of discrimination or harassment while under a protected status.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) employee representation including but not limited to initial complaint, mediation and hearings.
Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) employee representation including but not limited to initial complaint, mediation and hearings.
Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) employee representation including but not limited to initial denial, mediation, administrative law hearings and appeals to the circuit court and Michigan Court of Appeals.
Employment Contracts, Non-Compete Agreements and Severance Packages- our firm represents employees from advice and guidance to enhancement, reformation and litigation.
Employment Torts, employment related assault and battery, employment defamation, employment invasion of privacy issues, and tortious interference claims.
Employment Constitutional Claims.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).
Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA).
Retaliatory Discharge in Violation of Public Policy.
Retaliatory Discharge for filing a Workers Compensation Claim.
Wrongful Discharge for being a protected class.
EDUCATION LAW FOR UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES FOR EMPLOYEES/FACULTY/ADMINISTRATORS
Marlo Bruch has extensive experience for helping faculty/administrators/staff who are involved in sexual harassment/misconduct and other employment issues in the university/college academic setting.
These issues can involve students, professors, athletic student players and coaches. Allegations of misconduct can lead to permanent serious ramifications if not acted quickly upon.
Timelines for appeals and other legal processes including litigation are usually shortened by statutory laws. Educators in public institutions enjoy legal qualified immunity or total immunity for actions taken against students or other education employees. Hire the right law firm who understands these complex laws for a positive outcome.
Bruch Law provides legal counsel for education law for classroom and on campus matters. Our firm will work hard for you for employment claims (faculty/administrators/staff), for administrative hearings (including the tenure commission), internal investigations and hearings, and litigation in Court.
This legal representation can include but is not limited to:
-victims of discrimination and harassment
-victims of sexual assault and harassment from other students or faculty
-victims of bullying and harassment
-victims of accused of professional or personal misconduct on campus including disciplinary panels – administrative hearings for Title IX and Title II and other legal matters
-assisting with issues with university / college offices including the office of institutional equity (OIE) and the office of civil rights (OCR)
-breach of contract issues
-disciplinary proceedings / code of conduct violations
-university academic integrity investigations
-Title VII civil rights discrimination claims
-FMLA and ADA claims