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Michigan Civil Rights Laws

Civil rights refer to the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment under the law. This includes freedom from discrimination in the workplace and in seeking housing. Most civil rights laws originate from the federal level, most notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Michigan Civil Rights law, which also prohibits discrimination on the basis of one's weight, allows private lawsuits and carries a three-year statute of limitations.

Learn more about Michigan's civil rights laws in the following chart. See FindLaw's Civil Rights section for additional articles and resources.

Code Section MCL 37.2101, et seq.
Agency Civil Rights Commission
Administrative Preemption No
Private Action Permitted? Yes
Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff? Yes
Statute of Limitations 3 yrs.

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Michigan civil rights attorney or employment lawyer, or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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