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THE FIRM

David Blanchard and Angela Walker have served Ann Arbor’s employees and business community for over ten years.

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Every client deserves to be heard.

THE PRACTICE

David Blanchard and Angela Walker have worked together for over ten years to provide high quality and timely responses to the emerging legal needs for individuals and businesses in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan.

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Angela Walker

Angela Walker provides advice and advocacy for employees facing discrimination at work, fighting a wrongful termination, or being denied compensation and benefits to which they are entitled.

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David Blanchard

David Blanchard focuses on helping people get back to work, stay at work, fighting wage theft, and preventing retaliation and wrongful termination.

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Frances Hollander

Frances Hollander joined Blanchard & Walker in 2018 after working at the Michigan Court of Appeals.   Frances received her B.A. in linguistics from the University of Michigan in 2013. 

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FROM THE BLOG

Blanchard & Walker Weekly

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

Race Discrimination

Racial discrimination refers to the practice of treating individuals differently because of their race or color. Federal law prohibits race discrimination in the workplace and incidents of race discrimination can take many forms, in the workplace particul

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BLOG OF THE WEEK

Being an “Essential Worker” Won’t Save You From Deportation

Legions of undocumented immigrants in the United States carry letters signed by their employers stating that President Donald Trump's administration considers them essential workers amid the pandemic. While these letters exempt them from being arrested by local agents for violating stay-at-home orders, these workers could still be detained and deported by federal authorities.

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

It's part of the U.S.'s long history of xenophobia. And in particular, it highlights the ways in which immigrants have often been tied to disease. As a plague, or as an invasive threat or as carriers of a contagion and disease that will then ruin the United States. We've heard this before and unfortunately, we're hearing it again today… So the public health concerns and the rhetoric around immigrants and disease, what it does is that it helps to — it feeds and then it justifies existing stereotypes and racism around immigrants. And then leads to discriminatory public health policies that disproportionately impact specific immigrant groups and minority groups.

–Erika Lee, immigration and Asian American historian | Professor at the University of Minnesota

LIST OF THE WEEK

from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment Rate:

  • The unemployment rate increased by 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent in April. 
  • The number of unemployed people rose by 15.9 million to 23.1 million in April.
  • The number of unemployed people who reported being on temporary layoff increased by 16.2 million in April to 18.1 million.
  • The number of permanent job losers increased by 544,000 to 2.0 million.