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Mealey's Native American Law - Judge Rejects Former Tribal Worker's Remaining Wrongful Discharge Claim

SEATTLE - A former employee of a Washington Indian tribe cannot pursue a wrongful discharge claim against the United States because the tribe was not acting under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) when it decided to fire him, leaving the government immune from suit pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), a federal judge held Nov. 4 in granting the government summary judgment (Raju T. Dahlstrom v. United States, et al., No. 2:16-cv-01874, W.D. Wash., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190942).
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