Hope Is Not Lost For Defending Mich. Whistleblower Claims

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT) -- 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...
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