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Wrongful discharge claim for COVID complaints approved (access required)

Where the plaintiff alleges his employer discharged him because he complained about COVID-19-related workplace safety issues, he has stated a claim for  retaliatory discharge in violation of the public policy encompassed by Code § 40.1-27.3. The public policy behind the statute “prohibits retaliatory discharge for complaining about failure to follow the Temporary Standards issued by the ...