CA: Fired UPS driver awarded $5.45 million in whistleblower retaliation suit

Source: Orange County Register

“A former UPS truck driver was awarded $5.45 million in his whistleblower retaliation suit alleging he was wrongfully fired from his job as a truck driver with the delivery service in 2017 after more than 30 years of service. … [Richard] Galvan alleged UPS cut back his hours and discriminated against him because of an injury and due to his age. He maintained that younger workers with less seniority were taking some of his shifts as of August 2016 and that when he filed a grievance, the discrimination increased. Galvan also maintained he was assaulted by a co-worker with a known history of violence while the plaintiff was participating in workers’ rights activism in an employee parking lot. The assailant was never disciplined, according to the suit filed in April 2018. In their court papers, UPS attorneys denied Galvan was subjected to retaliation.” (03/07/23)