Ask The Lawyer: Isn’t it against the law to discriminate against older workers?

OLDER WORKER THINKS HIRING PROCESS DISCRIMINATED QUESTION: I’m 57, well-qualified and experienced, and looking for a job – but I can’t even get an interview. I believe a lot of the firms I apply to discriminate against “older” applicants. Sometimes it’s pretty
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ATTORNEY DANIEL A. GWINN TO SPEAK AT PFLAG GROSSE POINTE

ATTORNEY DANIEL A. GWINN TO SPEAK AT PFLAG GROSSE POINTE “You can be married on Sunday and fired for that same act on Monday,” said attorney Daniel A. Gwinn, noting the current paradox affecting LGBTQ people. The friction between the Supreme Court’s
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Ask The Lawyer, CAN I GET UNEMPLOYMENTIF I WAS ‘TERMINATED’?

CAN I GET UNEMPLOYMENTIF I WAS ‘TERMINATED’? QUESTION: My husband had a heart attack and had to undergo emergency open-heart surgery. He will be unable to work for at least nine weeks – and probably more. When he told his employer he
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Ask The Lawyer: What’s wrong with asking workers to be polite to their supervisors?

HANDBOOK PROHIBITS ‘DISRESPECTFUL CONDUCT’ – WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT? QUESTION: My company recently revised its Employee Handbook. In addition to providing rules on handling discrimination and sexual harassment and setting out the procedures for obtaining benefits, the handbook establishes rules for employee
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