Plaintiff was terminated by defendant after his government clearance for classified work was terminated by the U.S. Air Force and plaintiff refused defendant’s requests to “debrief” at a Special Action Program facility. Plaintiff sued for wrongful discharge, but the district court granted dismissal for failure to state a claim.
Where plaintiff failed to prove that he could not be debriefed in a secured facility, he failed to state a claim for wrongful termination of his at-will employment based on his refusal to violate the law or mandate of public policy.
Judgment is affirmed.
Dubuque v. The Boeing Company (MLW No. 72830/Case No. 18-1945 – 11 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Benton, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Shaw, J. (Drey Cooley for appellant) (Jon W. Burd, Moshe Broder, and Scott M. McCaleb for appellee)