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Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Discharge – Public Policy – Defamation – ‘Malice’ (access required)

Plaintiff claims that his handling of an altercation with an allegedly recalcitrant high school student was permissible under the defendant-sheriff’s department policy, and he argues that the department’s termination of his employment for his handling of the situation was a wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. However, a deputy serves at the sheriff’s pleasure, ...

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