NJ man awarded $1M in UPS whistleblower lawsuit

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    NJ man awarded $1M in UPS whistleblower lawsuit - Newsday

    A New Jersey jury has awarded a Flemington man $1 million after finding that his bosses at United Parcel Service retaliated against him after he complained that managers were violating company policies.

    Following a monthlong trial in state Superior Court in New Brunswick, a jury found that UPS violated New Jersey's anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws.
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    ....managers violating company policies?
    ....retaliation by management?
    ....the company discriminating?

    Is this a surprise?
    Have any of us seen/heard or been the target of any of the above?

    The presumption is management are a bunch of angels that would never do any of this.

    I glad to see this guy stand up for what is right. I am truly surprised the company took responsibility for this.

    Maybe if more people did what this guy did we would have a really decent place to work.

    I congratulate him!
  3. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    I agree with trick
    bout time
  4. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Attorney Michael Bissinger, who represented UPS, said the company "has accepted responsibility in this case."

    I'm shocked by this statement.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It always comes down to the behavior of one or more individuals.
  6. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    You guys should see the new cost cutting measures that have been put in here in the chicago area. Someone that was so upset at how they were told to treat drivers provided the union a copy of it.

    I would put it on line but i do not want to cause cheryl any hardship in doing so.
    Lasted edited by : Mar 5, 2009
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Give it to stug and he can post on his blog.
  8. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I'm just guessing but what are the chances the company attorneys figured they could lessen the monetary damages by admitting to the jury that they were, in fact, responsible for this?

    Just a thought........
  9. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Think of what $$ they would have saved by admitting it was their responsibilty a long time ago. Kind of like the catholic church and pedophile priests thing. Instead of hiding bad managers and supporting their need to be stupid to the hourly employees, trying correcting THEM and or removing THEM from the payroll as easily as they do employees that make even the tiniest infraction.
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    "....try correcting THEM,......"

    The company does correct them, they get sent to another hub to try to pull the wool over a whole new group of people's eyes.