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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.

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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

Gender Identity Discrimination

Discrimination based on gender identity is not specifically prohibited under federal law at this time, but there are legislative efforts to pass federal laws to make it explicitly illegal. There is also some case law interpreting sex discrimination laws t

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BLOG OF THE WEEK

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

As more and more people come out, especially as trans and nonbinary, our rights in the workplace and the discrimination we face grows all the more prevalent.

–Noor Al-Sibai | Queer Journalist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World’s (IWW) Freelance Journalists Union

LIST OF THE WEEK

from National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

Transgender Employment Statistics

  • More than one in four trans workers have lost a job due to bias
  • Over three-fourths of trans workers reported that they’ve experienced discrimination at work.
  • 30% of trans workers report experiencing harassment at work.
  • Trans workers experience unemployment at a rate three times higher than those in the general population do.
  • For trans workers of color, the unemployment rate is four times higher.