What Constitutes Height And Weight Discrimination In Michigan Workplaces?
The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals on the basis of weight or height. This is often an area of confusion for both employees and employers, as a remark about an employee’s weight – although hurtful – is not enough, by itself, to constitute weight discrimination under Michigan law.
The employee or applicant’s height or weight must be a determinative factor in the employer’s decision in question, although it need not be the sole factor.
If an employee was discharged from employment and the employee proves that his or her weight was a determinative factor in the discharge, then a claim of weight discrimination is established. However, proof is often circumstantial and relies on a careful investigation by the attorneys involved.
If you are an employee or employer with a dispute concerning height or weight discrimination, you need an experienced workplace discrimination attorney to help.
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