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EEO - Retaliation: Michigan

EEO - Retaliation requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Evan Burkholder and Leslie Yulkowski, LeClairRyan


  • Michigan's employment retaliation laws are generally coextensive with their federal counterpart, and therefore look to federal courts for guidance. However, Michigan Courts do place additional requirements on a complainant. See Retaliation Under Michigan's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act.
  • The cities of Detroit and Ann Arbor have local ordinances that allow employees to file internal complaints with the city or a department thereof for alleged retaliatory acts. See Retaliation Under Municipal Laws.