Hope Is Not Lost For Defending Mich. Whistleblower Claims

Law360, New York (July 03, 2013, 12:21 PM ET) -- For almost 20 years, courts recognized that Michigan whistleblower law required that a whistleblower have the primary motivation of desiring to inform the public on matters of public concern and not personal vindictiveness. On May 1, 2013, however, the Michigan Supreme Court held that whistleblower motivation was irrelevant to the issue of whether a whistleblower engaged in protected activity, and proof of the whistleblower’s specific motivation was not a prerequisite to a Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act (WPA) claim.

Through that holding in the decision of Whitman...
To view the full article, take a free trial now.
Try Law360 for free for seven days
Already a subscriber? Click here to login

Already have access?

  1. Forgot your password?
  2. Sign In

Get instant access to the one-stop news source for business lawyers