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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Wrongful Discharge (6th Cir.)

Jan. 22, 2020, 8:34 PM

A federal district court in Ohio didn’t err in granting summary judgment to a regional airline partner for United Airlines on a technical writer’s claim that the airline violated Ohio public policy when it fired her for making safety-related complaints surrounding her senior manager’s edits of an aviation operation and maintenance manual. The Sixth Circuit reasoned that her complaints about the edits were part of a series of complaints about the manager’s work performance and didn’t put the airline on clear notice that they were actually motivated by public policy, given that she only re-framed them to be safety concerns...

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