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Messenger protected: Two courts, two opinions on Bowman claim for whistleblowers (access required)

Despite a contrary earlier opinion from a federal court, a Hanover County circuit judge says employees can sue for tort damages claiming they were fired for blowing the whistle on safety problems. The Oct. 22 ruling by Judge Patricia Kelly highlights the uncertainty of the law on common law wrongful termination claims based on Virginia whistleblower ...