July 30, 2014

Fired foreman awarded $400K in whistleblower case

A federal jury in Maine has awarded $400,000 in back pay and punitive damages to a former foreman of the Springfield Terminal Railway Co. who was fired after refusing orders to force an untrained worker to clean up a 2011 chemical spill in North Yarmouth.

The Portland Press Herald reported that the jury, after a four-day trial in U.S. District Court in Portland last week, awarded Jason Worcester $150,000 in back pay and compensation and $250,000 in punitive damages.

Read the complete story at MaineBiz.