1st Circuit: Trial Court Must Reconsider Protected Activity Under Maine Statutes

(September 6, 2016, 1:41 PM EDT) -- BOSTON — The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 31 reversed a Maine federal judge’s summary judgment ruling for a hotel accused by two former employees of firing them in violation of the Maine Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (MWPA) and the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA) in light of its ruling issued earlier this year that there was no “job duties exception” under the statutes (Brenda Pippin, et al. v. Boulevard Motel Corp., d/b/a Comfort Inn South Portland Hotel, Nos. 15-2011 and 15-2012, 1st Cir.;...
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