Schlumberger Beats Whistleblower's Wrongful Firing Suit

Law360 (June 7, 2018, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a wrongful termination claim from a former Schlumberger Technology Corp. worker who alleged he was fired after warning a vessel could not be operated safely with certain offshore seismic surveying equipment.

The First Court of Appeals said Cameron Haag did not raise a valid cause of action for retaliatory discharge against Schlumberger, in light of federal maritime law that a seaman’s employment is generally terminable at will.

Haag, who worked for Schlumberger for about 20 years, said he warned Schlumberger that a certain vessel, the WG Tasman, couldn’t handle certain seismic...

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