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THE WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION ACT

Act 469 of 1980

AN ACT to provide protection to employees who report a violation or suspected violation of state, local, or federal law; to provide protection to employees who participate in hearings, investigations, legislative inquiries, or court actions; and to prescribe remedies and penalties.


History: 1980, Act 469, Eff. Mar. 31, 1981


© 2015 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 15.361SectionDefinitions.
Section 15.362SectionDischarging, threatening, or otherwise discriminating against employee reporting violation of law, regulation, or rule prohibited; exceptions.
Section 15.363SectionCivil action in circuit court for injunctive relief or actual damages; “damages” defined; clear and convincing evidence required.
Section 15.364SectionCourt judgment; order; remedies; awarding costs of litigation.
Section 15.365SectionViolation; civil fine.
Section 15.366SectionDiminishment or impairment of rights; collective bargaining agreement; protection of confidentiality of communications; disclosures.
Section 15.367SectionEmployer not required to compensate employee for participation in investigation, hearing, or inquiry.
Section 15.368SectionPosting notices of protections and obligations required.
Section 15.369SectionShort title.
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