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Bonnie Mayfield Authors Article for Employment Law360

Discusses Recent Michigan Supreme Court Decision on Whistleblower Claims and Impact on Employers

July 8, 2013

Bonnie Mayfield a  Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based member of Dykema’s Litigation Department, whose practice includes defending labor and employment matters, authored an article—“Hope Is Not Lost For Defending Mich. Whistleblower Claims”—published in the July  3, 2013 edition of Employment Law360 and featured in its Expert Analysis section. Employment Law360 publishes thought-provoking articles and is one of the nation’s leading resources for news and information about litigation, labor, and employment matters.

In the article, Mayfield analyzes the Michigan Supreme Court’s recent decision of Whitman v. City of Burton, which held that a whistleblower need not have the primary motivation of desiring to inform the public on matters of public concern. Whitman, as Mayfield points out, did not leave employers defenseless against whistleblower mentality. Mayfield’s Employment Law360 article also identifies the many practical questions that can be used to generate defenses to whistleblower claims.

To read Mayfield’s article in its entirety and the practical questions it lists, click here.