The Michigan Department of Civil Rights was established in 1965 to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws and investigates and resolves discrimination complaints. If you feel you have been discriminated against you would file a complaint with the department within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.
You should be aware of what constitutes discrimination according to Michigan (MI) job discrimination law in the workplace. Employers’ responsibilities to uphold and comply with these laws start with the recruitment and interview process. When advertising a position they shall not target or exclude certain individuals. During an interview an applicant may not be asked questions pertaining to their religion, their membership in a union, whether they have a disability, or other questions, which have been designed to exclude individuals on a discriminatory basis.
Michigan (MI) job discrimination law in the workplace states that it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, or handicap. An employer may not refuse employment, deny access to a training program, deny promotion, pay less money for equal work or terminate without just cause based on any of these characteristics.
All jobs must be open to both men and women unless the employer proves that sex is a bona fide occupational qualification. According to Michigan (MI) job discrimination law in the workplace, a woman may not be excluded legally from a job for any of the following reasons: assumption that women are unable or unwilling to do the work, preference of co-workers, employers, clients, or customers, the job has been traditionally restricted to men, the work involves heavy physical labor, manual dexterity, night hours, overtime, or work in isolated locations or unpleasant surroundings, the work involves travel, or travel with co-workers, physical facilities are not available for both sexes or that the job requires personal characteristics.
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