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Punitive damages available in public policy discharge case (access required)

Where plaintiff alleges that he was fired after he complained to defendant employer that he was not being timely paid, he has stated a claim for discharge in violation of public policy. Further, defendant’s demurrer to plaintiff’s claim for punitive damages is overruled. However, the demurrer to plaintiff’s attorney fees claim is sustained. Case goes forward “In his ...