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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Monday, May 7, 2007

Limerick of the Week

I always have a hard time teaching Donahue v. FedEx, in which an employee-at-will is terminated after attempting to blow the whistle on his corrupt boss.  The court recognizes that there is a public-policy exception to the at-will doctrine but states that there is no public policy protecting whistle blowers.  There isn't?

Plaintiff, an employee at will,
Thought his boss had a hand in the till.
FedEx is correct;
"Bad faith" won't protect
Where policy contentions are nil.

I also have a problem because I can't get the last line of my Limerick to scan.

[Jeremy Telman]

May 7, 2007 in Famous Cases, Limericks, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)