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Fired Driver Wins Lawsuit For Avoiding Bad Weather Duty

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Posted on July 3, 2019
Big vehicles and dangerous weather don't mix well (Photo: Unsplash user Aurora Wheeler)

Big vehicles and dangerous weather don't mix well (Photo: Unsplash user Aurora Wheeler)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered a Kentucky trucking company to rehire a driver who they fired for refusing to drive in dangerous winter weather.

Freight Rite Inc. was ordered to reinstate an unnamed fired driver and pay him $31,569 in back wages and interest, $100,000 in punitive damages, $50,000 in compensatory damages, and reasonable attorney fees, according to a June 28 news release from the Department of Labor.

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Related Topics: DOL issues. Department of Labor, driver behavior, driver safety, employee issues, ground transportation, labor laws, lawsuits, Legal Issues, Safety, weather

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