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iDetroit Employment Discrimination Lawyers

Discrimination in the workplace, whether in the form of gender discrimination, race discrimination, or some other bias or prejudice is a violation of your civil rights.

Employment discrimination claims are often the most difficult, factually complex, and emotionally charged cases, but that doesn’t dissuade our skilled employment attorneys. If you’ve been the victim of discrimination on the job or are being accused of discrimination in your workplace, give us a call – we’re ready to step up to the plate and fight on your behalf.

Different Types of Workplace Discrimination

By law, an employer may not terminate an employee’s job based on any the following factors:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Gender or Sexual Orientation
  • National Origin
  • Disability or Genetic Information
  • Pregnancy
  • Leave Under the Family & Medical Leave Act

Federal laws including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), state laws such as Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, and other legislation governing these types of discrimination claims are complex and ever-evolving. Our experienced attorneys have represented numerous employees in pursuing and maximizing their claims.

We Represent Both Employees and Employers, A Testament to Our Skills

Sommers Schwartz’s employment lawyers routinely represent employees in connection with claims of unlawful discrimination and retaliation, and we routinely counsel employers on employment discipline and termination decisions, and represent those employers in courtroom litigation as well as administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state and federal agencies.

Contact a Sommers Schwartz attorney today to confidentially discuss your case and learn how we can help.


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I contacted Sommers Schwartz to join a class action suit. Kevin Stoops and his assistant Veronica Stewart took my case and walked me through all the documents that I had to sign, explained everything to me, and won my case!

Sommers Schwartz provides top-tier work.

having much experience in the legal field, both as employee and litigant, the law firm of Sommers & Schwartz provides top-tier work, accountability and masterful legal counsel. Whatever the issue, Sommers & Schwartz will efficiently and quickly achieve the best possible resolution.

Ken Watkins and his team did an excellent job!

I really didn’t think we had a case, but Ken Watkins and his team did an excellent job and got us a nice settlement without going to trial. He always did what was best for us and was sympathetic to our feelings. Everyone at Sommers Schwartz was friendly and helpful,…

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That was the first time I had been a juror, and it was an interesting experience. I was very impressed with you throughout the trial, and got the feeling that you really enjoy your career.

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I wanted to thank you for your assistance in resolving the matter with my employer. You listened to my complaints, kept me involved, provided guidance and were diligent.

I will always appreciate your professional approach.

I believe that you were very professional. More important, you were patient with respect to my lack of experience in this situation. You took time to explain why one path was better than another. You listened carefully and offered sound advice and counsel.

I couldn’t have asked for better representation and counsel.

Thank you to Tad for representing me on my severance agreement. The entire negotiation was handled efficiently and in an extremely professional manner. I also really appreciated that Tad was transparent about the process and timelines, as well as that he was willing to discuss strategy with me.

Mr. Thompson gave me excellent advice.

Mr. Thompson consulted with me about a specific legal issue and gave me excellent advice as always. He also represented my son after he was hit by a car and also did an excellent job.

Ken Watkins and the lawyers at Sommers Schwartz did an excellent job.

Ken Watkins and the lawyers at Sommers Schwartz did an excellent job, were responsive to my emails and telephone calls, and I was very satisfied with their performance in court and the result.

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