I have attached a transcript from our paralegal’s preliminary fact-finding interview with Mr. Reyes. As you will see in the transcript, Mr. Reyes believes he may be the victim of retaliation by an executive at Bambù because he reported to consumer protection investigators his concerns about the company’s use of textiles that do not meet government standards of sustainability. In other words, he became a “whistleblower” and believes an individual within his company is retaliating against him for doing so.
I would like us to analyze whether Mr. Reyes has a prima facie case of retaliation under the Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act. Michigan (state or federal (based on diversity jurisdiction)) cases that state the elements of a prima facie case of retaliation under the Michigan WPA. I would like you to write a legal memorandum analyzing the facts of Mr. Reyes’s case and assessing whether he has a viable prima facie claim of retaliation against Bambù. Your final memorandum cannot exceed 2400 words.