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|
|Private Action Permitted?||Yes|
|Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff?||Yes|
|Statute of Limitations||3 yrs.|
Research the Law
Michigan Civil Rights Laws: Related Resources