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Wrongful Termination Suit Sees Firefighter Awarded $680K

This is a settlement for the Wrongful Termination lawsuit.

Alameda County, CA: A veteran firefighter who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit stemming from his termination in 2006, was recently awarded $680,182 as settlement of his suit.

Ronald Vanderheiden, who had worked for the Alameda Fire Department for 14 years, was fired after the city determined he was psychologically unable to do his job. However, Vanderheiden contended the city could not cite a single instance where he was unable to execute his duties, and that the city relied on a report from one psychologist who deemed him unable to work, despite contrary reports from four other mental health professionals.

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Published on Apr-22-11


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Im an employee that was kicked out of my job although i was clean of a blame that a day i was going down an elevater and met one the attenents and then i nicely askd him r u going to the basement he said yes so i pressed b for basement and along were talking about bikes so i started a confirsatoin that ive met a guy selling a bike in oakland that i work in sfo so latter i went finishing my job and i get a radio call from secrutity so i went down to the fron desk and said whats going on they said that johns bike is gone and he looked at the basement and didnt find it and went home and didnt find it so he came with his wife back to the building asking what kind of bike and were i met the guy that was selling it so then i said the guy ive met was in oakland so the security said did u look for it at ur work place he said no so me and the security went to look for it and john came with his wife and found it at his work place so lattet r yesterday tow weeks latter i went to work and i already benshed in i get a call that they dont want me inside the building and wait outside tell the superviser comes and i did waited and waited outside from tell8:00pm.and no sine of my superviser so one the worker came to tell me that the building manager dont want me in the building and my superviser is writting me up for speaking with one the tentnts so call the union and my mane lawer .mr berchlor .took a statement and had a wittness sins his name in my comont


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