EEO - Affirmative Action: Michigan
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Evan Burkholder and Leslie Yulkowski, LeClairRyan
- 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.