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Michigan Whistleblower Laws

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Code Section15§361, et seq.
Prohibited Employer ActivityCan not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate if employee or representative of employee reports or is about to report violation of law, regulation, or rule or because employee testifies in hearing or a court action unless employee knows disclosure is false
Protection for Public or Private Employees?Both
Opportunity for Employer to Correct?-
RemediesCan file civil action within 90 days if violation for injunction and/or actual damages, including attorney's fees. Court may award: reinstatement, back pay, reinstate benefits and seniority rights, and court costs
PenaltiesCivil fine, maximum $500

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