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Public Policy Exception to At-Will Employment Standard Expanded

Apr 26, 2017 - News by

In the recent case of Moore v. Warr Acres Nursing Center, 2016 OK 28, 376 P.3d 894, the Oklahoma Court held that a public policy exception to at-will employment existed to protect an employee from being fired from a nursing home solely for not working while infected with the influenza virus, and that fact questions remained as to the true reasons for the employee’s termination, which precluded summary judgment.  Moore was the first case to rely on federal and state agency regulations to support the “public policy”  issue.