The Limits of Protected Concerted Activity: Briggs v. Nova Services

September 2009
Employment Law Notes
Although the doctrine of employment at will is still recognized under Washington law, court decisions over the years have significantly eroded employers’ right to terminate an employee for “good reason, bad reason or no reason.” The Washington Supreme Court recently handed Washington employers a rare victory in the case of Briggs v. Nova Services. The Court refused to recognize a claim of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy based on the terminations of employees that resulted from their efforts to have their superior discharged.