This summary also appears under Employment & Labor Law


Issues: Whistleblower Protection Act (MCL 15.361 et seq.) retaliation claim; Wurtz v. Beecher Metro. Dist.; MCL 15.362; Chandler v. Dowell Schlumberger Inc.

Court: Michigan Supreme Court

Case Name: Whitman v. City of Burton

e-Journal Number: 58626

Judge(s): Young, Jr., Cavanagh, Markman, Kelly, Zahra, McCormack, and Viviano


In an order in lieu of granting leave to appeal, the court vacated the Court of Appeals' judgment in a published case (see e-Journal # 57005 in the 4/28/14 edition) and remanded the case to the Court of Appeals for reconsideration in light of Wurtz. The court also took the "opportunity, as suggested by the Court of Appeals dissent," to "clarify that reports given because the employee is requested to participate in an investigation by a public body are still considered protected activity." The court vacated any suggestion to the contrary in its 2013 opinion in this case (see e-Journal # 54527 in the 5/3/13 edition).


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