Grand Rapids Discrimination Defense Lawyers
Experienced Trial Lawyers Serving The State Of Michigan
Federal and state laws provide powerful protections against discrimination in the workplace based on race, gender, age and disability. When employers violate discrimination laws, you can count on the supportive and aggressive litigators of McDonald Pierangeli Macfarlane, PLLC.
Our Grand Rapids firm was founded in 1997 and many of our attorneys have experience dating into the ’80s and before. Our legal team is made up of experienced litigators and certified mediators, and our firm is AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review certification procedures.
A Recent Case Illustrates Our Ability To Handle Discrimination Cases
Our client was an African-American gentleman who had filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against his employer, a major international manufacturer. In response, the employer placed our client on probation. Our client then filed a second complaint with the EEOC because he believed that the probationary measure was taken in retaliation for filing a complaint. In response to the second complaint, our client’s employer terminated him.
Our client had a statutory right to file a complaint with the EEOC and to do so without retaliation. We investigated the claim, represented our client in negotiations and obtained a satisfactory outcome that included a sizeable settlement award.
At McDonald Pierangeli Macfarlane, PLLC, we know the law, and we know the requirements to succeed in discrimination cases. To discuss your case with a lawyer at the law firm of McDonald Pierangeli Macfarlane, PLLC, call 616-426-9609 or fill out the contact form on this site.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.