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EEO - Affirmative Action: Michigan

Affirmative Action requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Evan Burkholder and Lesley Yulkowski


  • The United States Supreme Court upheld Michigan's voter-approved affirmative action ban prohibiting the use of racial preferences in public universities, government contracting and public employment. See US Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban.
  • Under Michigan law, private employers are now permitted, but not required, to adopt policies that provide preference for hiring, promoting, or retaining a veteran. See Veterans Preference for Private Employers.
  • Localities including Detroit and Grand Rapids have requirements pertaining to EEO - Affirmative Action. See Local Requirements.