Michael A. Chichester represents employers in labor and employment relations and employment litigation defense of all types, including:
- Employment discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Wrongful termination
Appearing in state and federal courts, he most frequently works with retailers, utilities, healthcare providers, transportation companies, and professional corporations and has particular experience defending clients in claims involving:
- Title VII
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act
- The Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act
- The Michigan Whistleblower's Protection Act
- The Michigan Wages and Fringe Benefits Act
- The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act
Michael has a deep interest on the impact of advanced technology on the workforce and is co-chair of Littler’s Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation practice group.
Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Michael worked as an associate at a mid-size Detroit law firm, where his practice primarily consisted of representing employees in labor and employment matters. In law school, he was managing editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review.