Firefighter axed for religious email takes case WA Supreme Court

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The Spokesman- Review:

A Spokane Valley firefighter trying to get his job back since he was fired in 2012 will argue his case against the Spokane Valley Fire Department before the Washington State Supreme Court later this year.
Capt. Jon Sprague said he’s not surprised that the Supreme Court decided to review his case. “I’ve known all along that we’ve had a solid case,” he said.

His attorney, Matt Albrecht, is also encouraged. “It’s considered to be good news if you got a decision against you at a lower level,” he said. “That tells you there is some reason they want to review it.”
Sprague led the Spokane County Christian Firefighters Fellowship group and repeatedly sent emails related to the group to fellow firefighters using the department’s email system despite being told not to. He was disciplined for it several times before he was fired in 2012.



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