Federal Judge rules veteran's constitutional rights were violated. The Judge ruled in the Western District of Michigan that the tourist island destination of Mackinac had unlawfully violated the rights of Ben Horn by depriving him of his right to use his veterans' license. The court had previously upheld the Island's right to ban vending on the roadways, which it did by ordinance in the fall of 2011. This most recent order, however, found that preventing Mr. Horn from engaging in his business before the passage of the ordinance was unconstitutional.
Nacht Law Employment Disability Rights advocates are proud contributors to the Michigan Brain Injury Association's Legal Conference. The Conference on legal issues impacting TBI patients, caregivers, and their medical providers will take place in Livonia this Thursday, June 13. Attorneys and contributors will address the many complex legal issues facing clients with brain injuries.
NachtLaw attorneys Jennifer Salvatore and Ned Macey have recently brought a lawsuit for, among other things, First Amendment Retaliation, on behalf of a former sheriff's deputy who was fired after he went to the local press about concerns about race discrimination. Local press of the suit can be found at : http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2013/05/former_shiawassee_county_jail.html#incart_river
Recent reform in teacher tenure has led to a number of significant changes in the employment arena as it pertains to teachers in Michigan school districts. Previous to July 19, 2011 tenured teachers in the State of Michigan could only be fired with "just cause." Recent legislature, however, now allows school districts to fire tenured teachers for any reason that is not "arbitrary and capricious."
NachtLaw attorney Nicholas Roumel settles lawsuit involving violations of civil rights and the Whistleblower Protection Act on behalf of former Munson Medical Center worker. Recent press of the suit is featured in the Traverse City Record Eagle here: http://record-eagle.com/local/x1169354082/Fired-Munson-clinic-employee-settles-lawsuit
Nacht Law lawsuit on behalf of former University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Student Jennifer Dibbern alleges the existence of pervasive sexual harassment and a hostile environment that denies female graduate students an equal educational experience. In the lawsuit filed on December 21, 2012, Dibbern alleges that as a graduate student in the University's College of Engineering, she was met with a sexually hostile environment from day one, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and demeaning sexual comments. Dibbern alleges that her continuous and repeated reports of this harassment were met with indifference from faculty and administration, eventually leading to her getting kicked out of the program for her efforts to avoid harassment, and her advocacy of effective prevention and training.
In order to pursue any claim for unpaid overtime wages, workers first need to know they have a right to legal representation and a right to be compensated for all hours worked. In cases where the employer has illegally treated employees as "Independent Contractors" just to avoid paying overtime, large groups of people can be denied fair wages based on a single illegal labor misclassification. In a fair labor standards act collective action, as these cases are called, getting the message to misclassified independent contractors is the first hurdle in every case. The ongoing FLSA lawsuit brought by Nacht Law Firm and co-counsel at Lichten & Liss-Riordan PC on behalf of a group of cable installers against GAB presented one such challenge.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of Michigan National Guard Member/Afghan War Veteran Douglas Rallo alleges Michigan based trucking giant Con-Way Freight, failed to comply with Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act and deprived Rallo of his rights under federal law when it terminated Mr. Rallo in a dispute over the extent of his service related medical conditions.
When you receive a severance agreement from your employer, you may notice that the agreement encourages you to talk to a lawyer before you sign. Your employer did not put that language in randomly. Congress passed a law requiring employers to put that language in if an employee who is being let go is at least 40 years old. Congress was concerned that older workers who were getting laid off might have a valid claim for age discrimination that they were waiving for too low a price.
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