How do I file a civil rights complaint in Michigan?

What to do if I am being discriminated against at work

If your employer owes you money for unpaid wages or overtime, you have a few options. You can file a complaint with the Michigan Wage and Hour Program or the U.S. Wage and Hour Division (U.S. Wage and Hour Division). You may also file a lawsuit in state or federal court. This article is about filing a wage complaint with the U.S. Wage and Hour Division. For more information about filing a state complaint, read How to File a Complaint with the Michigan Wage and Hour Program. For information on how to file a lawsuit, read How to File a Wage Complaint in State or Federal Court. You can also use the Do-It-Yourself: Wage and Hour Forms tool (coming soon) to find out which option is best for you.

If you have already filed a lawsuit in court, you generally cannot file a complaint for the same wage issue with either the Michigan Wage and Hour Program or the U.S. Wage and Hour Division. If you have already filed a complaint with the Michigan Wage and Hour Program or the U.S. Wage and Hour Division, you generally can file a lawsuit in court for the same issue.

Human Rights Assistance

? To persons who are eligible, provide money, care, services or other benefits that are different from yours or provide them in a different way than we provide them to you, if you are eligible.

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? Treat you differently than other people in the way the Illinois Department of Human Services determines whether you are eligible for money, care, services or other benefits.

? Deny or offer other eligible persons opportunities that are different from the opportunities offered to you (if you are eligible) through the Illinois Department of Human Services. This includes the opportunity to participate in education, job training, community work programs, and the opportunity to receive a hearing.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, you have the right to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office of Civil Affairs. A written complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged action:

Employment Discrimination

You have the right to remain silent and cannot be punished for refusing to answer questions. If you wish to remain silent, tell the officer out loud. In some states, you must give your name if you are asked to identify yourself.

You are not required to give permission to be searched on your person or your belongings, but the police may search your clothing if they suspect you have a weapon. You should not physically resist, but you have the right to refuse permission for further searches. If you consent, this may harm you later in a court of law.

If a police or immigration agent asks to search the inside of your car, you may refuse permission.  However, if the police believe your car contains evidence of a crime, they can search it without your permission.

Both drivers and passengers have the right to remain silent.  If you are a passenger, you may ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, remain seated quietly or leave calmly. Even if the officer says no, you have the right to remain silent.

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Discrimination Complaint Letter

The Office of Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX (ECRT) addresses and investigates issues related to discrimination, discriminatory harassment and sexual misconduct on behalf of the university when a complaint is filed against a student, faculty member, staff member or third party. Complaints may be made by anyone who has experienced such conduct while participating in a university program or activity or in related interactions with members of the university community.The university prohibits retaliation. If you believe you have been retaliated against because you reported, provided information or participated in an investigation related to discrimination, discriminatory harassment or sexual misconduct, contact ECRT.

Report to the UniversityIf you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or discriminatory harassment and wish to file a complaint with the University, contact the Office of Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX or complete the online complaint form. A report can also be made with the Compliance Hotline.Anonymous ReportingAnyone can make an anonymous report without revealing his or her name by using our online complaint form.

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