Organ Donor's Win May Deal Blow To At-Will Work In Mo.

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court recently revived a woman's claims that she was illegally fired for requesting time off to donate a kidney, citing a broad exception to at-will employment in the state for employees taking actions encouraged by public policy that attorneys say could leave employers vulnerable to novel claims.

The appeals court ruled on May 22 that because Missouri public policy encourages organ donation, a lower court had erred in dismissing Phyllis Delaney's claims that nonprofit Signature Healthcare Foundation had illegally fired her for seeking...
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