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What is "opposition" under the Michigan Civil Rights Act?

The Michigan Civil Rights Act prohibits retaliation by employers against employees who oppose a violation of the act or who has filed a charge or otherwise participated in a processing a claim under the act. It would seem that the language is straightforward and not subject to difficulty in application...

Opening a Door? Michigan's Medical Marijuana Law And Unemployment Benefits

In Braska v. Challenge Manufacturing Co., the Michigan court of appeals considered consolidated appeals concerning whether an employee who, after using medical marijuana in accordance with Michigan's statute and who was discharged after testing positive on a drug test at work, could be denied unemployment...

LGBT Legislation in Michigan

A bill was introduced in the Michigan House last week which would amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The legislature is in its post-election lame duck session, and the bill was introduced by a representative who lost in the primary election...

A Whistleblower's Odyssey in Michigan

Bruce Whitman was the police chief for the city of Burton. His odyssey began in 2007 when he was not reappointed as the police chief in November of 2007. He filed suit under Michigan's Whistleblowers Protection Act alleging that he engaged in protected conduct in 2004 for opposing an ordinance where...