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Mich. employees have 3 years to sue for bias under state law

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If you haven’t heard anything lately from a former employee who griped about discrimination, don’t breathe easy yet.

Michigan employees have up to three years to bring claims under Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and Michigan’s Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act.

Recent case: Kenneth Davis moved to Michigan when his employer relocated him. Then Davis developed health problems and claimed his employer told him it had made “a business decision to terminate him because it was too expensive” to keep him.

He sued almost three years later, and his employer said that was too late. The court disagreed and said because Davis was a Michigan resident, he had three years to sue. (Davis, Parker v. Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., No. 08-13659, ED MI, 2009)

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