Judge: Shooter Cannot Claim Wrongful Termination

Dec 26, 2019

A judge has ruled that a Republican who became the first state lawmaker in the U.S. expelled after the emergence of the #MeToo movement cannot claim wrongful termination for his ouster by the Arizona House. 

Credit Sean Logan/The Arizona Republic

Former Rep. Don Shooter sued the state over his Feb. 1, 2018, ouster by a 56-3 House vote.  

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge says in a Dec. 20 decision Shooter is not entitled to assert a cause of action for wrongful termination for the House move, suggesting the legislative decision differed from an employer firing an employee. Shooter has denied allegations of sexual harassment.