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Claim rejected — Judge: No ‘Bowman’ action for safety-claim retaliation (access required)

A Richmond federal judge has rejected a state-law wrongful termination claim based on alleged retaliation against an employee who reported safety and health violations. The Bowman claim fizzled because the state code already provides a “extensive statutory remedy” that precludes a common law action for retaliatory firing, U.S. District Judge David J. Novak reasoned. Novak said ...