MO company must pay for blacklisting a driver

Prime Inc., a Springfield, MO based carrier, was fined by OSHA earlier this week for a whopping $100,994.24. This amount is to be paid to the driver. In October of 2008, a driver sustained an injury on the job, went to the doctor and was prescribed pills which didn't allow him to operate heavy machinery. After the doctor cleared him physically and he was allowed to return to work, the driver went in search for employment elsewhere. He was rejected for a job and that is how he learned about information on his DAC Report that had been provided by Prime. He then contacted OSHA. "The OSHA order covers lost wages, including interest, of $41,373.34, covering the time between July 1, 2009 and April 1, 2010; $40,000 in compensatory damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress and loss of home and property; and $20,000 in punitive damages 'in light of the company’s reckless and callous disregard for the worker’s rights. '" You can read more by clicking here.

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