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Delivery driver files wrongful termination lawsuit

Most workers in Chaska, Minnesota, rely heavily on their jobs to provide the basic necessities of life for themselves and their families. When their employment is put in jeopardy, it can have a devastating effect on all aspects of their lives. This is why wrongful termination claims must be taken seriously.

A man who says he was wrongly fired from his job filed a lawsuit recently in order to recoup compensatory and punitive damages. He claims that his employer defied the unlawful discriminatory practices in the state where he lives and fired him without respect to his human rights.

The worker claims that his trouble began after he had to take a week off of work in 2010 to be with his daughter who was in the hospital with a serious medical condition. His manager reprimanded him and required him to go through computer counseling. After that, the manager changed his delivery route from six stops per hour to 12. His boss also continued to alter his route, making it difficult for him to reach his delivery goal numbers.

Although the man was employed by the company for over 17 years, he was let go last June. He says he was fired as a result of his manager employing wrongful, retaliatory and discriminatory practices against him.

If you have been in a similar situation and have been wrongfully terminated from your job, you may wish to consult with an attorney experienced in employment law. A lawyer can review your case and advise you on how to proceed.

Source: The West Virginia Record, “Man accuses FedEx of wrongful termination,” Kyla Asbury, May 15, 2014

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