Calif. Court Grounds Alaska Air Whistleblower's Suit

Law360, New York (August 24, 2010, 6:57 PM EDT) -- California's highest court has shut down a suit brought by a former Alaska Airlines Inc. employee who claims that pointing out safety problems to the Federal Aviation Administration unfairly cost him his job, saying that the worker had a chance to make a case with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Former quality assurance officer Kevin Murray could have appealed to an administrative law judge when the secretary of labor shut down his complaint over the firing, but instead wrongly tried to pursue his claims in the...
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