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Kettleman City resident accuses FedEx Freight of wrongful termination

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A line haul driver is suing his former employer, alleging that the employer wrongfully discriminated against him and ultimately terminated him without providing any explanation.

Roy Taylor filed a complaint on March 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against FedEx Freight, citing violation of California labor codes and wrongful termination.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he experienced racial discrimination from his superiors during his employment and was laid off from his work in April 2014. The plaintiff holds FedEx Freight responsible because the defendant allegedly retaliated against the plaintiff for participating in an ongoing class-action suit against them. The plaintiff, who is African-American, also alleges that his immediate supervisors referred to him in a racially derogatory manner.

The plaintiff seeks trial by jury, all damages, interest, civil penalties, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by James C. Ashworth of The Ashworth Law Office in Davis.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 1:16-at-00233

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