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THE FIRM

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

THE PHILOSOPHY

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.

ATTORNEYS

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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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Blanchard & Walker Weekly

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

National Origin Discrimination

Whether an employee or job applicant's ancestry is Mexican, Russian, Filipino, Iranian, American Indian, or any other nationality, individuals are entitled to equal access to employment opportunities. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it ill

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BLOG OF THE WEEK

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

English-only workplace policies can be discriminatory and foster a hostile environment when implemented with the intent to silence foreign languages in the workplace or manufacture a reason to discipline persons who are not native English speakers. The EEOC identifies discrimination related to English-only laws as one of several ways that employees can suffer illegal discrimination or harassment based on national origin.

–Immigrants’ Employment Rights under Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws,

LIST OF THE WEEK

from EEOC Enforcement and Litigation Report

Enforcement and Litigation Report

  • Age and sex discrimination charges fell by 1,338 and 1,123 charges, respectively—since last fiscal year. 
  • Charges pertaining to sexual harassment allegations dipped, payouts in this area swelled from $56.6 million in FY2018 to $68.2 million in FY2019.
  • EEOC recoveries fell 4 percent overall, from $505 million in FY2018 to $486 million in FY2019.