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September 18, 2015

President's weekly report — September 18, 2015

Tort reform — Washington State clouds employment law The Washington Supreme Court issued a trio of decisions expanding exceptions to “at-will” employment, essentially making the tort of wrongful discharge available even in cases where perfectly adequate statutory remedies exist to remedy allegedly nefarious employer conduct.  PLF ...

September 17, 2015

Belts, suspenders, and overalls–the pointless and harmful growth of wrongful discharge law

The Supreme Court of Washington is on a crusade to protect workers from evil bosses even when it’s unnecessary and hurts everyone. ...

July 27, 2015

PLF supports at-will employment in Michigan

Here at the Liberty Blog, we often write about the benefits of at-will employment for both the employee and the employer. A system that allows both sides to end the employment relationship for any reason or no reason not only promotes economic efficiency, but makes it easier for employees to get jobs in the first ...

April 24, 2015

Everybody wins with at-will employment

In the U.S.A. of old, your boss could fire you if he didn’t like the color of your socks, the smell of your lunch, or the pitch of your sneeze. And you could get up and walk whenever it suited you. While the latter remains true, the traditional rule that an employer can discharge staff at will ...

April 20, 2012

Punitive damages for wrongful termination?

Texas-based commercial trucker Louis Martinez was fired when he refused to commit an illegal act by transporting an unsafe load. Although Texas is an "at-will employment" state—meaning that employers can typically fire employees for any reason or for no reason—the Texas Supreme Court recently established a narrow exception to that rule that say ...