Legal Question in Discrimination Law in Michigan

2 employees accused only 1 fired

I was accused of sleeping on the job. My employer said she was going to ask my co-workers about the accusation. The one and only person I was working with was not questioned. She filled out a witness statement on my behalf. Union facility but in between contracts. I was on the picket line 1 week prior to my termination. I filed a grievance, but it will go no-where because no contract. Another union employee actually caught sleeping and still currently employed? What can I do?

Asked on 10/13/04, 3:11 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

William Stern William Stern, P.C.

Re: 2 employees accused only 1 fired

Without a collective bargaining agreement preventing firing without just cause, you have no rights. However, make sure that the union makes part of the acceptance of a new contract, your rehiring. Bill Stern

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Answered on 10/14/04, 6:52 am

Scott Mason The Legal Resource Center

Re: 2 employees accused only 1 fired

Get a copy of Your Rights in the Workplace it can be found here:

It has a chapter on illegal firings and contains information every worker should know about their rights.

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Answered on 10/17/04, 12:30 am

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