A nurse who was fired by an insurance company for persistently warning about the health dangers from secondhand smoke sued the company. She said that she began raising such concerns in 2001 and warned that a designated outdoor smoking area was too close to a handicapped parking area used by workers who needed oxygen tanks. A Cumberland County judge dismissed her lawsuit, ruling that she was an at will employee and that no state or federal laws were violated by the company when it fired her.
Cumberland County (PA) Civil Action No. 03-3568 (2005).