Month: January 2020

Protecting a whistleblower from retaliation

Recent events have brought to light the critical role of a whistleblower. This is an employee or company insider who reveals illegal, unsafe or unfair practices within the government or a company.  A whistleblower's information may prove lifesaving. The insight may...

Does a whistleblower have protection to stay anonymous?

Being a whistleblower takes a lot of courage. Despite the protections you have against retaliation from your employer, you still risk quite a bit. However, employees speaking up about employer's wrongdoings is essential to keeping the workplace safe for everyone. It...

What happens in the foreclosure process?

As soon as you do not make your mortgage payment, you are in default. This means that your lender can start the process to move towards a foreclosure or take back ownership of your home. You have options when you miss a payment that can help you to avoid foreclosure,...

What is a restrictive covenant?

A workplace discrimination issue in Michigan can take many forms. One area that has the potential for misunderstandings is the use of restrictive covenants when an employee leaves a place of business and finds a position with a competing company. Making the issue even...

What is constructive discharge?

If you file a discrimination claim against your employer in Michigan, the law protects you from retaliation, so your employer may not fire you. If the company did terminate the employment relationship, it would likely be a case of wrongful termination, and you may be...

Retaliation and whistleblower protections

Most people in Michigan have no doubt heard news stories discussing whistleblowers recently. While these stories may center around activity related to the White House and the federal government, a whistleblower may be related to activities in the private sector and in...