Jury Awards Man Who Refused To Fire Workers $46M

Law360, New York (July 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A general manager for waste collection company Republic Services Inc. who was terminated after he refused to fire his three oldest employees has been awarded $46.6 million by a Cleveland jury.

Ronald Luri claimed in his lawsuit that the company's area president told him in October 2006 to fire the employees, all of whom were about 60 years old and one of whom was disabled. Luri objected, saying that they were good performers and that firing them would constitute age and disability discrimination.

Shortly afterwards, Luri...
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