Idaho worker gets $56,000 for wrongful termination

Idaho worker gets $56,000 for wrongful termination

Idaho worker gets $56,000 for wrongful termination

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Updated Sunday, Mar 2 at 10:55 AM

SANDPOINT -- A northern Idaho jury has awarded $56,000 to an excavation crew foreman who said he was fired for reporting safety violations on the Sand Creek Byway.

A media source reported the Bonner County jury on Friday voted 9-3 in favor of Jay Nelson's claims against Parsons RCI, the lead contractor.

Nelson, of Rathdrum, said he was wrongfully fired in 2010 for going over the head of a supervisor to report what he said were numerous safety violations by another heavy equipment operator.

Parsons RCI said Nelson was let go as part of a reduction in the workforce.

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