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Calif. Appeals Court Sinks Ex-Make-A-Wish CFO’s Firing Suit

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Calif. Appeals Court Sinks Ex-Make-A-Wish CFO’s Firing Suit

Law360 (September 14, 2020, 7:18 PM EDT) — A California appeals court has refused to revive a lawsuit from an executive who said a local branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation unlawfully fired him, ruling that he didn’t show his termination stemmed from whistleblowing as opposed to rude comments and shirking work.

On Friday, the Fourth Appellate District upheld a November 2018 summary judgment win for the charity and backed a trial court’s ruling that said Make-A-Wish’s Orange County, California, branch fired Jeffrey A. Wacha for his poor behavior, not for reporting misconduct.

“Wacha contends the trial court erred in concluding he failed [to show] that defendants’ claimed reasons [for…

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