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ACLU, NAACP, LDF Oppose AG’s Request to Rehear Proposal 2 Case

ACLU, NAACP, LDF Oppose AG’s Request to Rehear Proposal 2 Case

2011-07-28 00:00:00

DETROIT – The ACLU, NAACP and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) announced today that they oppose the Michigan Attorney General’s request to convene a special 16-judge panel to reconsider the court’s decision this month striking down Michigan’s Proposal 2. The attorney general expressed his plans to request a rehearing by the full court of appeals today.

ACLU Appeals Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart for Firing Cancer Patient Who Legally Used Medical Marijuana

ACLU Appeals Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart for Firing Cancer Patient Who Legally Used Medical Marijuana

2011-04-27 00:00:00

The American Civil Liberties Union today urged a federal appeals court to reinstate its lawsuit against Wal-Mart and the manager of its Battle Creek store for wrongfully firing an employee for using medical marijuana in accordance with state law. The patient, Joseph Casias, used marijuana to treat the painful symptoms of an inoperable brain tumor and cancer.

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, passed by the state’s voters in 2008, protects medical marijuana patients from “disciplinary action by a business.”

Wal-Mart Can’t Automatically Disqualify Applicants With Felony Convictions, ACLU Says

Wal-Mart Can’t Automatically Disqualify Applicants With Felony Convictions, ACLU Says

2009-12-22 00:00:00

In a letter to Wal-Mart Stores today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan expressed concern over reports that applicants at Wal-Mart’s new store in Pittsfield Township with felony convictions are automatically removed from the selection process. The ACLU learned these applicants are disqualified no matter how old the conviction is, the nature of the crime committed or whether the conviction has any connection to the job the applicant seeks.

DPD Discriminates Against Pregnant Officers, ACLU Charges in Federal Lawsuit

DPD Discriminates Against Pregnant Officers, ACLU Charges in Federal Lawsuit

2008-10-14 00:00:00

DETROIT In an effort to protect the rights of women, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit late yesterday on behalf of five Detroit Police officers who were forced to go on unpaid leave after becoming pregnant. The lawsuit charges that the Detroit Police Department discriminated against the officers in violation of the Civil Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution.

New ACLU Report Details Pervasive Racial Discrimination in America

New ACLU Report Details Pervasive Racial Discrimination in America

2007-12-10 00:00:00

DETROIT – In honor of International Human Rights Day, the national American Civil Liberties Union released a report today about the pervasive institutionalized, systemic and structural racism in America and finds that discrimination in Michigan permeates all areas of education, employment, immigration and access to justice.

ACLU Supports New State Privacy Legislation

ACLU Supports New State Privacy Legislation

2005-04-13 00:00:00

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced its full support for the "employee protection privacy act," new legislation introduced in the Michigan Senate today. The act would prohibit employers from invading the privacy of applicants or employees outside of the work environment.

“This should not be mistaken as a smokers' rights issue; rather, as a true privacy issue,” said Kary Moss, ACLU of Michigan Executive Director.  “Employers should not be able to punish their employees for their legal, at-home behaviors.”

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July 28, 2011 Work Place Rights
DETROIT – The ACLU, NAACP and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) announced today that they oppose the Michigan Attorney General’s request to...
April 27, 2011 Work Place Rights
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December 22, 2009 Work Place Rights
In a letter to Wal-Mart Stores today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan expressed concern over reports that applicants at Wal-Mart’s new store in...
October 14, 2008 Work Place Rights
DETROIT — In an effort to protect the rights of women, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit late yesterday on behalf of five...
December 10, 2007 Work Place Rights
DETROIT – In honor of International Human Rights Day, the national American Civil Liberties Union released a report today about the pervasive institutionalized...
April 13, 2005 Work Place Rights
DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced its full support for the "employee protection privacy act," new legislation introduced in...
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