In Dutra v. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, the employee sued alleging, among other claims, that the hospital wrongfully terminated her in violation of public policy in retaliation for having filed a workers' compensation claim. She relied on California Labor Code section 132a as the public policy support for her wrongful termination suit. In dismissing the claim, the court explained that Section 132a provides an exclusive administrative remedy for a violation before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. Accordingly, Section 132a could not be used as the basis for a common law tort claim for wrongful termination.