Plastics Co. Ducks $1.6M Damages In Wrongful Firing Suit

By Kevin Penton (September 11, 2015, 10:47 PM EDT) -- A former employee for a plastics company who was terminated a couple of days before going on disability failed to convince a jury in a California state court on Thursday that he should receive $1.6 million in damages for alleged disability discrimination.

While the jury found that William Bustos' physical condition — he injured his left hand in an August 2012 accident at work, requiring surgery — was a "substantial motivating reason" for Global Plastics Inc. to discharge him in October 2013, it also found that the company's conduct was not a substantial factor in causing him harm, according to court...

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