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Fired foreman awarded $400K in whistleblower case

Posted By rob On July 1, 2014 @ 11:28 am In News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

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.

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