Wrongful Termination in Michigan

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Wrongful Termination in Michigan

Michigan is an “at-will” employment state. This means that absent an employment contract, both the employer and employee are free to terminate the employment at any given time, and for any legitimate purpose. Hence, it may be difficult to file a wrongful termination or wrongful discharge claim if your employment is considered to be at-will.

Grounds for Wrongful Termination

On the other hand, Michigan has implemented several pieces of legislation that makes at-will terminations more difficult. These statutes and laws protect employees by providing exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine such that employers cannot violate employment contracts or fire employees in retaliation. Even if your employment is considered to be at-will, you may be able to file for wrongful termination if any of the following exceptions apply to your situation:

Remedies for Wrongful Termination

A successful wrongful termination claim can result in several favorable remedies for the employee, including recovering back pay, reinstating one’s job position, and other types of damages. 

Consulting an Attorney

qualified Michigan lawyer can help determine whether there is a legal basis for a claim. He can help you navigate the legal system, represent you in court, and help you obtain the damages you deserve.

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Last Modified: 02-20-2014 09:54 AM PST

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