Wrongful Termination Basics – Part 2

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"Wrongful Termination Part 2"

On Monday, I reviewed the basic contours of a wrongful termination claim.  I pointed out that, under state common law, you may have a wrongful termination claim against an employer if you were fired in violation of public policy, but that states vary on what public policy means in this context.  

Even within a state, the line that courts draw around public policy in wrongful termination cases can be less than bright.  In Virginia, for example, a state near and dear to me (we like to call it the “Commonwealth”), the line has been drawn so that:

Got that?