Whistleblowers Awarded Big Bucks

Asphalt Specialists of Pontiac, MI is being ordered to pay a total of $953,916 in punitive damages, back wages and compensatory damages to 2 drivers and one foreman that were wrongfully terminated for refusing to drive in excess of the federal hours of service regulations. The foreman, who was fired in June of 2012, had (according to the DOT) “repeatedly raised concerns" in regards to the Asphalt Specialists' assignments of the jobs that cause drivers to exceed Federal HOS laws. Both the drivers and the foreman were awarded $200,000 each in punitive damages. The drivers will receive $30,000 each in compensatory damages and $50,000 in back wages. The foreman will receive $50,000 in compensatory damages and $147,457 in back wages. You can find out more by clicking here.

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