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Feds say company must rehire trucker fired for refusing to drive in bad weather

Jul 01, 2019 at 08:39 AM CST
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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 to 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.