The Public Interest Exception to the Employment-at-Will Doctrine: From Crime Victims to Whistleblowers, Will the Real Public Policy Please Stand Up?

University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 70, pp. 559-603, 1993

67 Pages Posted: 3 May 2012  

Nora J. Pasman-Green

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Date Written: 1993

Abstract

This article will examine the scope of Michigan's public interest exception to the employment-at-will doctrine, with particular regard to whether an employee's refusal to discontinue criminal proceedings against another employee, over conduct unrelated to the workplace, should be protected by Michigan's public interest exception. It will also examine whether this type of wrongful discharge comes within the exclusive coverage of Michigan's Whistleblowers' Act, and whether application of the Act would be adequate under the circumstances.

Keywords: public interest exception, employment-at-will, Whistleblowers

Suggested Citation

Pasman-Green, Nora J., The Public Interest Exception to the Employment-at-Will Doctrine: From Crime Victims to Whistleblowers, Will the Real Public Policy Please Stand Up? (1993). University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 70, pp. 559-603, 1993. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2050546

Nora J. Pasman-Green (Contact Author)

Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )

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Lansing, MI 48901
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