The Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act Poster Required
The The Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act Poster is a labor law posters poster by the Michigan Department Of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Michigan, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This mandatory poster provides information pertaining to the Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act, meant to inform both employees and employers about how it affects them in the workplace. It details how employees are protected from discrimination and threatening behavior from their employers should they be a whistleblower. The poster also contains obligations under the act and permission to enforce civil action should an employer violate this act, which may lead to penalties towards the employer.
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ATTENTION EMPLOYEES The Michigan Whistleblowers' Protecti on Act (469 P .A. 1980) creates certain protections and obligations for employe es and emplo yers under Michigan law. PROTECTIONS: It is illegal for employers in Michigan to discharge, threaten or otherwise discriminate against you regarding your compens ation, terms, conditions, location or privileges of employment because you or a person acting on your behalf reports or is about to report a violation or a suspected violat ion of federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations to a public body. It is illegal for employers in Michigan to discharge, threaten or otherwise discriminate against you regarding your compens ation, terms, conditions, location or privileges of employm ent because you take part in a public hearing, investigation, inquiry or court action. OBLIGATIONS: The Act does not diminish or impair either your rights or the rights of your employer under any collective bargaining agreement. The Act does not require your employer to compensate you for your participation in a public hearing, invest igation, inquiry or court action. The Act does not protect you from discipl inary acti on if you make a report to a public body that you know is false. ENFORCEMENT: If you believe that your employer has violated this Act you may bring civil action in circuit court within 90 days of t he alleged violation of the Act. PENALTIES: Persons found in violation of this Act may be subject to a civil fine of up to $500.00. If your employer has violated this Act t he court can order your reinstatement, the payment of back wages, full reinstatement of fri nge benefits and seniority rights, actual damages, or any combination of these remedies. The court may also award all or a portion of the costs of litigat ion, including reasonable atto rney fees and witness fees to the complainant if the court believe s such an award is appropriate. This poster is provided as a courtesy of the Michigan Occupational Safet\ y and Health Administration (MIOSHA). Visit our website at
Other Michigan Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional seventeen optional and mandatory Michigan labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis/wsh_whistleblowers_203828_7.pdf , updated January 2020
- Michigan Labor Law Posters at http://michigan.gov/uia/0,1607,7-118-26899-78362--,00.html
- Michigan Department Of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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