Keller v. City of Grand Rapids

A nonsmoker filed suit under the Michigan Whistle Blower’s Protection Act, arguing that he had been unfairly disciplined and singled out for harassment by his supervisor after he had complained in September 1989 about violations of the Michigan Clean Indoor Air Act where he worked as a city emergency dispatcher.  On June 28, 1999, a jury awarded him $420,878, which was the exact amount an accountant had calculated Keller would have earned if he had remained on the job, which he left in 1994.  See “Nonsmoker Awarded $420,878,”  Chicago Tribune, July 2, 1999, 3.