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Employers Beware: The Hidden Dangers of Utah’s Public Policy on Self-Defense

Published on November 9, 2015

On September 17, 2015, the Utah Supreme Court held that an employee who is terminated for violating their employer’s “no-confrontation” policy can maintain a claim of wrongful discharge so long as that employee (1) reasonably believed that force was necessary to defend against an imminent threat of serious bodily harm and (2) had no opportunity to withdraw. (more…) ...

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Negligent Retention In Virginia

Published on February 29, 2008

A case from 2007 shows that the tort of negligent retention is alive and well in Virginia.  That case -- Crump v. Morris -- resulted in a jury verdict of $3.1 million against the employer. (more…)

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