- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

ALMA, Mich. (AP) - A central Michigan hospital has lost a Supreme Court appeal in a dispute over an employee’s firing and the state’s whistleblower law.

Tammy McNeil-Marks was fired in 2014 as a clinical manager at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alma. The hospital said she violated privacy rules when she told her lawyer about a patient in the hospital.

McNeil-Marks said she was concerned about her safety because she had a personal protection order against the woman. The Michigan appeals court said her call to her lawyer qualified as a report to a public body under the whistleblower law.

The state Supreme Court heard arguments 14 months ago. In a brief order Friday, the court said it won’t upset that decision. The vote was 3-2 with two justices not participating.

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