Surge in union organizers in Michigan losing their jobs

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2022 | Employment Law |

Many businesses and industries have unions protecting the employees to varying degrees. Recently, employees unionizing or having a desire to unionize has come up quite a bit.

However, in some cases, upper management of the business is not happy about the concept of the employees unionizing. If employees were to become part of a union, they would most likely have protections on the job that they may not have now. Unfortunately, in such a situation, it is possible that the employer may retaliate in one way or another.

Amid the high-profile campaign to unionize at the coffee chain Starbucks, some reports indicate multiple employees involving in union organizing have recently lost their jobs. Union organizers claim some or all of these terminations were retaliatory, and intended to disrupt union organization efforts. This would make the firings illegal. Starbucks has defended the firings, saying they were motivated by legitimate business reasons.

Retaliation is not transparent behavior

Businesses nowadays are dedicated to transparency and effective communication. That does not just mean that the upper management is transparent and communicates effectively. The employees are also encouraged to be as transparent as possible and to be open about whatever is necessary to divulge.

If you find yourself in a situation in which you have been forthcoming at your job and you are suffering consequences because of it, an experienced Michigan employment lawyer may prove to be really helpful to your case. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly and have been unfairly discharged, the sound advice of an employment lawyer may help to guide you and help you to understand what you need to do to receive the compensation that you deserve.