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Under Michigan law, there is a difference between what is “unfair” and “illegal”. Many firings or layoffs are unfair or unjust. But under Michigan labor and employment law, not every unfair termination is illegal. “Wrongful termination”, in the legal sense is different from a wrongful termination judged simply from common sense or fairness. An illegal termination violates either the common law, a statute, or a contractual obligation. Some examples of potentially legally actionable wrongful termination are: being terminated because an employer filed a police report or reported illegal conduct, or terminating an employee for refusing to break the law; or because an employee filed a workers' compensation claim; or because of an employer’s race, gender, age, religion, weight, height; or in retaliation for complaints about illegal discrimination, legally recognized harassment; or, because an employee complained about not receiving his/her overtime pay. There are too many potential situations to list, and too many nuances. Certain types of employers are only subject to certain claims, and in many instances the size of the employer can also make a difference. To discuss a potential claim of wrongful termination, call us at 313.689.7800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.