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$18M Settlement Awarded fo Ex-UPS Supervisor in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Employment Law - California lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: A former United Parcel supervisor (UPS) has been awarded an $18 million verdict for wrongful termination in settlement of his California labor lawsuit. Marlo was denied a promotion for a number of years, and was eventually terminated on November 12, 2008, a few months before his wage-and-hour case was scheduled for trial.

Michael Marlo had originally filed a class action wage-and-hour lawsuit against UPS in 2003, but when the class action failed he filed an individual lawsuit. The individual case first went to trial in May 2009.

Marlo had worked for UPS for 22 years. He had made complaints about workplace safety concerns and safety violations to UPS and to multiple government agencies. The individual complaints included inadequate heaters for employees working in sub-freezing temperatures, employees working well over 40 hours per week, and employees driving UPS trucks after working more than 60 hours per week, violating DOT regulations.

In mid-2008, after the class action lawsuit was decertified, Marlo encouraged other UPS supervisors to file their own lawsuits against UPS in an attempt to change allegedly unsafe working conditions at the company. Fifty-four UPS supervisors filed individual lawsuits against UPS between August and October 2008.

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Published on Sep-25-12


READER COMMENTS

Posted by
Nimrod Westcott
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Received a "Right to Sue" letter from the EEOC dated 9/14/17. My former employer is United Parcel Service.

I'm looking for competent, aggressive representation in the Maryland D.C. Northern Virginia area

Posted by
Alexis lambert
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On Dec 13 I volenteer to call my union to
See if I could get my vacation pay while I was
Out on sick leave from my employer (UPS)
That when she explain to me that I was fired
2 weeks before this phone call me and her was having
Nov 30,2016 was the date 2 weeks I was terminated
Without my knowledge . She said Carol Martin(union rep)
That something was right and she had went ahead and filed
A grevince on the company UPS
She ask did I have proof on medical papers from
My doctor I said yes I explain to her that I'm get
Computation from the UPS insurance company
How can I possibly fired and I'm out on sick leave
Vertigo and hearing lost in my left ear.
She said over the phone that I was fired the union said I was
Fired and Jason fox a safety manger fired me he is not my
Supervisor he is a safety manger I was verbal terminated without any reason please I would like to take legal action and sue UPS for wrongful termination

Thank
You

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