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Kentucky Court Rejects Wrongful Discharge Claim

By Kristie Alfred Daugherty

On August 14, 2009, the Court of Appeals of Kentucky handed down a decision in the case of Welsh v. Phoenix Transportation Services, LLC, No. 2007-CA-001231, 2009 WL 2475206 (Ky. App. Aug. 14, 2009), holding that absent an affirmative request by the employer for an employee to violate the law, the employee’s wrongful discharge in violation of public policy claim fails. 

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