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Author: Michael A. Chichester Jr. and Patrick F. Martin, Littler Mendelson, PC

Summary

  • In addition to federal equal opportunity laws, Michigan employers must comply with their state and local antidiscrimination laws, including the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act. See The Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act (MPWDCRA).
  • Michigan employers should also check with their local governments and/or employment counsel to identify the local antidiscrimination laws that may apply to them. See Local Ordinances.
  • Michigan law specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information unrelated to the abilities of an employee to perform the duties of a particular job. See Genetic Information.
  • Michigan permits the use of medical marijuana. See Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.