Lamson v. Crater Lake Motors 216 Or.App. 355, 173 P.3d 1242 (2007)
Summary. A car dealer’s a sales manager disapproved of the tactics used by a third-party firm in conducting sales promotion for the company. The company terminated him when he refused to cooperate. He sued for wrongful discharge, but the Oregon SC ruled against him.
Personal and Legal Analysis. Despite allegations of deceptive trade practices, the Court found for the employer because it did not compel the employee to commit any unlawful activity.
Answers to End-of-Case Questions. (1) Lamson could sue for wrongful discharge on the grounds of whistle-blowing. The person involved in the illegal practice knows more about it than ...