An employee cannot bring a wrongful discharge claim under the public policy exception to the at-will employment doctrine based solely on the violation of a federal regulation, a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.
Affirming the Superior Court’s decision dismissing plaintiff Mary McLaughlin’s claim that she was wrongfully terminated for reporting safety hazards to her employer, the majority opinion reflected a strong intention to protect the commonwealth’s at-will employment doctrine.
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