Washington Law Review


Peter B. Gonick


In Bravo v. Dolsen Cos., the Washington Court of Appeals held that the public policy provision of Washington's little Norris-LaGuardia Act applied only in cases involving union activity, thus depriving nonunion workers of protection from discharge for engaging in concerted activities. This Note argues that the court misconstrued both the public policy provision and Washington case law to reach a result contrary to sound labor policy and federal interpretations of a similar act. It suggests an alternative interpretation of the public policy provision that provides adequate protection for workers to engage in concerted activities.

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