Sprague v. Spokane Valley Fire Department

Plaintiff was terminated from employment because to refused to stop Christian proselytizing, and brought suit for violation of First Amendment rights. The Court held Plaintiff was not collaterally estopped from filing suit by the findings of a labor arbitratior, he was engaged in protected speech using a public forum, and the Establishment Clause did not require suppression of speech.? WELA expressed concern about the hostile work environment created by unwelcome religious proselytizing.

Mike Subit and Jeff Needle wrong the amicus brief for WELA.? Read WELA’s Amicus Brief HERE.

Filed on May 1, 2017 in the Washington State Supreme Court