Genesee County Employee Rights Lawyers
The purpose of this firm is to reduce human suffering by providing excellent legal services to those in need. To the degree we help people, we prosper.
- We provide the highest quality of service to our clients.
- We have fun working with people.
- We work hard to be profitable because that keeps us in business.
- We stay in business by keeping other businesses honest.
If you are struggling through an unfair situation in the workplace, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney. At the Law Offices of Dean T. Yeotis, we work very hard at forcing employers to comply with employment-related statutes and when necessary, fairly compensate employees whose rights have been violated.
Flint Employment Law Attorneys
We invite you to learn more about employment law by visiting our practice area pages:
- Illegal discrimination
- Illegal harassment
- Women's rights in the workplace
- Statute of Limitations
- Unpaid commissions and overtime
- Unemployment Compensation
- Severance Agreements
- Employment contracts and noncompete agreements
The unfortunate reality is that there are typically very few employment contracts or "just cause" employment relationships for Michigan workers. Michigan is considered an "at will" employment state, which means an employee can be terminated whenever the employer chooses without having or providing a reason. It is a common mistake for employees to think they cannot be fired unless they violate a work rule. Normally this belief comes from the issuance of a handbook by the employer that supposedly speaks to employee rights and responsibilities. The reality is that the handbook is just a guideline, not a legally binding document. Employees aren't protected by it and employers don't have to comply with it. In fact, in most situations, the employee will be asked to sign a document that ultimately acknowledges an understanding that they are employed "at will."
A variety of laws have been enacted at both the State and Federal Level in an effort to ensure a comfortable work environment for employees. The Michigan Persons with Disabilities Act (MPDA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act (similar to Federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) are a few of the laws offered by the government to protect workers. If you feel victimized at work, or are battling a hostile work environment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with an attorney at our office. We can immediately begin examining your situation to develop a unique and effective case strategy designed to reach a fair, swift and cost-effective resolution.
We Want to Help You Accomplish Your Goals
Whether you are requesting to get your job back, or attempting to continue your employment, or simply wish to pursue litigation, we can help you understand the options available to you.
Not all cases are best presented in a courtroom. We will work diligently on your behalf to resolve the case in the most efficient manner. If the case cannot be settled before trial, we are not afraid to try your case.
Contact Our Firm
If you have questions regarding employment rights in Michigan, contact the Law Offices of Dean T. Yeotis by calling 888-776-7579 or by completing the contact form on this website. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but we are available for evening or weekend appointments if necessary. We offer free phone or e-mail consultations.