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Employment – Retaliatory Discharge – Whistleblower – Sovereign Immunity (access required)

A county has sovereign immunity from a retaliatory discharge claim filed by a former employee under the “whistleblower protection” provision of Va. Code § 8.01-216.8, and in this case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms dismissal of this suit filed by an employee who says he was fired because he opposed certain ...

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