Apprentice alleges Schindler Elevator terminated her after she reported safety concerns

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges she was terminated from her job as an apprentice after raising safety concerns.

Alexis Pope filed a complaint on Jan. 15 in the San Francisco Superior Court against Schindler Elevator Corp. and Does 1-20 alleging wrongful termination and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was formerly employed by the defendant as an apprentice. On Jan, 18, 2018, the suit states she was concerned about a "swivel" that her co-workers were using in the installation of elevator equipment. She alleges she recognized that the swivel was meant for recreational and not industrial use and she believed it was a safety hazard. She alleges she notified a supervisor about her concerns and was terminated Jan. 22, 2018. 

The plaintiff holds Schindler Elevator Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated her employment because of her complaints regarding employee safety or health and/or unsafe working conditions.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages in an amount to be determined at trial and such other relief as the court deems just and appropriate. She is represented by Jeremy Pasternak and Deanna L. Maxfield of Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak in San Francisco.

San Francisco Superior Court case number CGC19572794

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