The Washington State Constitution provides that individual citizens of the state have the right to bear arms to defend themselves or the state, Article I, § 24.
The Washington State Constitution further establishes that citizens have the right to freedom of speech, Article I, § 5.
The Washington State Supreme Court has recognized the tort of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. Gardner v. Loomis Armoured, Inc., 128 Wn.2d 931 (1996); Roberts v. Dudley. 140 Wn.2d 58 (2000).
The Washington State Constitution is a primary source to determine the public policy of the state of Washington. Roberts v. Dudley, Justices Alexander and Talmadge, concurring separately.
In advocating for the responsible use of firearms, Plaintiff engaged in conduct protected by both Article I, §24 and § 5 and in furtherance of the public good.
Upon information and belief, Plaintiff was terminated for exercising his rights guaranteed to him by the Washington State Constitution, in violation of the public policy of the State of Washington.
in Joe Huffman vs. Battelle Memorial Institute
Filed October 30, 2006
Benton County Superior Court
[I would like to say “Hi” to all the people from PNNL that have been visiting my blog and my PNNL.info website recently. Nice to have you stop by. I’m sure I’ll be talking to some of you in person and while you are under oath sometime in the future. Have a nice day–while you still can. To my friends still there and scared about being called to testify–I think I can avoid that in almost all cases. In one case I might have to have one person testify about something embarrassing (to them) but I’ll do my best to avoid it and then make it as bearable as possible if it’s a necessity. To my enemies in this encounter, wherever you are, I have a BHAG post coming up that addresses my plans for you in greater detail.–Joe]