Calif. Court Reopens Thrifty Payless Worker's Firing Suit

Law360, New York (December 1, 2011, 7:20 PM EST) -- A California appeals court ruled Wednesday that state law doesn't require employees to report illegal activities outside of their job duties in order to bring claims of wrongful termination in violation of public policy, reviving a former employee’s lawsuit against Thrifty Payless Holdings Inc.

The appeals court overturned a superior court's decision to grant summary judgment to Thrifty Payless, which does business as Rite Aid, on former loss prevention manager Jeffrey Alan Storm Jr.'s claim that he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for internal reporting of...
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