Tag Archives: reporting violations

Employees and Sainthood – Does Michigan’s Whistleblower Protection Require Both?

In Hays v Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently reversed a jury verdict in favor of a former employee who had filed a lawsuit against her employer based on Michigan’s Whistleblower Protection Act (the “WPA”). The basis for the opinion is important for both Michigan employers and employees with respect … Continue Reading

Criminal Indictment for Failing to Report Child Pornography

I previously discussed an employer’s obligation for reporting child pornography found on company IT resources. See What Should an Employer Do if Child Pornography is Discovered in the Workplace. One of the recommendations made in that post was to report child pornography to law enforcement, “no exceptions.” The importance for following this recommendation was recently highlighted … Continue Reading

Michigan’s Whistleblowers’ Protection Act: Protecting Employees Who Are “About to Report” A Violation

A recent opinion from the Michigan Court of Appeals illustrates the significant challenges employees have in successfully bringing a certain claim under the Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA) and opportunities employers have for dismissing such claims.  Challenges for Employees making an “About to Report” Whistleblowers’ Protection Act Claim Under Michigan’s Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA), MCL … Continue Reading
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