If you have been laid off without notice:
The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, passed in 1988, requires employers it covers to give workers advance notice if they will lose their jobs through company closure or mass layoffs, so that they will have time to seek other employment or retraining opportunities. The US Department of Labor has created a Guide for Workers on the WARN Act. The Guide and contact information for Department of Labor officials are available at http://www.doleta.gov/layoff/warn.cfm.
Workers who have been laid off and have not received notice, in violation of the WARN Act, can obtain help from the Sugar Law Center. If you believe your company may not have complied with the WARN Act’s requirements or if you are unsure and think this may apply, please click here to complete our WARN Act Inquiry Form. Print it and fax it to the Sugar Law Center at (313) 887-8470. An attorney will review your information and respond regarding your potential claim. (Please note that we are not, and should not be viewed as, the attorneys in a case until we formally agree to represent you.)
If you have other concerns about conditions, compensation or fairness in the workplace:
The Sugar Law Center and its network of cooperating attorneys can help working people who are coping with
- wrongful termination,
- improper wages paid for hours worked,
- violations of workplace health or safety,
- violations of the right to organize or bargain collectively, or
- invasion of privacy in the workplace.
If you are trying to determine if you have a legal claim in any of these respects, please click here to complete our Workplace Concerns Inquiry Form. Print it and fax it to the Sugar Law Center at (313) 887-8470. An attorney will review your information and respond regarding your potential claim. (Please note that we are not, and should not be viewed as, the attorneys in a case until we formally agree to represent you.)
The Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice is a national nonprofit public-interest law center, dedicated to defending the rights of working people and their communities. When people anywhere in the US face workplace or social injustice, the Sugar Law Center and its broad network of cooperating attorneys provide representation to enforce their legal rights.
Sugar Law Belongs
Michigan attorneys, you can meet your State Bar pro bono commitment with a donation to the Sugar Law Center; download the printable Access to Justice form here, or simply designate "This gift is for Sugar Law Center Operations" on the form you received from the Bar. Thank you!