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Case Update: Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy

On September 25, 2014, the Court of Appeals, Division III, issued an opinion in Charles Rose v. Anderson Hay and Grain Company, Case No. 30545-7-III. Mr. Rose sued his former employer, Anderson Hay for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy after a similar suit was dismissed in federal court because he had failed to timely exhaust his federal administrative remedies. Mr. Rose alleged that Anderson Hay fired him for his refusal to complete his shift, which he claimed would have forced him to exceed the maximum number of hours under federal regulations and required him to violate federal regulations by falsifying his time sheets. In federal court, he argued that his termination vi

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