Fired Dish Worker Wins $189K Award On Retaliation Claim

Law360 (April 15, 2019, 10:25 PM EDT) -- A former technician who claimed Dish Network violated Florida law by firing him because he filed for workers' compensation has won $189,343 after persuading an arbitrator that the company's explanation for terminating him didn't hold water. 

An arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association issued a decision Friday awarding Colin Morrison $52,516 in back pay, $36,826 in front pay and $100,000 for emotional distress. Morrison had claimed that Dish Network LLC fired him in retaliation for his workers' compensation claim stemming from a shoulder injury, and asked for $150,000 for emotional distress.

"Although claimant's attorney argues that claimant's life has been ruined,...

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