What to do if my boss is retaliating against me because I told a female co-worker that another worker in the office went through her phone?

They took nude photos she had of herself on her phone. Am I protected under the Whistleblowers Act in this incident?

Asked on September 21, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Technically you are not yet protected under the "whistle blower's" statute of your state at this time. What you need to do in order to be protected is to contact your local department of labor and make a formal complaint against your employer with respect to the perceived retaliation against you presently.

You should also consult with your human resources department at work assuming you have one about the situation. You might wish to consult with a labor law attorney as a final safeguard.

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