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Punitives reversed in worker safety case (access required)

An employee who says he was fired within an hour after his employer discovered that he reported the company for safety violations cannot collect punitive damages, the Supreme Court of Virginia said on Sept. 8. Punitive damages are not allowed as “appropriate relief” under Va. Code § 40.1-51.2:1, the whistleblower statute under which the employee sued, ...

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