Sommers Schwartz shareholder Tad Roumayah recently participated in a webinar, hosted by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), which focused on the Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA). Tad and fellow panelist Tiffany A. Buckley-Norwood discussed how lawsuits involving the WPA are on the rise and how Michigan’s courts are interpreting the law and its protections for whistleblowers.

A video of the presentation is available on the ICLE website.


During the webinar, Tad discussed what potential whistleblower employees should know about the WPA, including the short 90-day statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit. He and Ms. Buckley-Norwood also reviewed key recent court rulings involving the WPA and discussed what they mean for Michigan whistleblowers.

Tad concentrates his practice primarily on employment litigation, representing employees who have encountered discrimination and retaliation. This includes bringing lawsuits on behalf of whistleblowers whose employers have retaliated against them for filing reports about corporate wrongdoing.

Any employee considering reporting an employer’s violation of the law to government agencies should seek the advice of an employment litigator who has experience with Michigan’s WPA. There are initial steps that should be taken to ensure a potential whistleblower maintains his or her protections under Michigan law.