Docket Number: 
120348
Court: 
The Supreme Court of Virginia
Attorney: 
MWELA Amicus by R. Scott Oswald
Filing Date: 
November 2, 2012

BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE OF THE VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION AND THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT/CROSS-APPELLEE

Therefore, this Court should answer the question of law certified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the affirmative. Virginia law does recognize a common law tort claim of wrongful discharge in violation of established public policy against an individual who was not the plaintiff’s actual employer, such as a supervisor or manager, but who participated in the wrongful firing of the plaintiff.