What exactly is covered by the Whistleblower’s Act?

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What exactly is covered by the Whistleblower’s Act?

I am a manager and I caught 2 staff sleeping on a midnight shift. I documented it in our house log and was forced to apologize to the staff. I was also threatend that I may have caused a possible lawsuit. Is this legal?

Asked on March 29, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The Whistleblower's Act is an act that protects an employee who turns in illegal conduct of his employer or immediate supervisors from retaliation and termination implemented by most states in this country. Your situation is a bit different. It deals with a situation not dealing with a per se illegal conduct of the employer (sleeping on the job) but rather an internal issue pertaining to disciplinary proceedings within the workplace.


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