Paul Blakeslee was terminated in October 2008 from Shaw Environment and Infrastructure after reporting illegal conduct by a supervisor who owned one-third of a private company that was leasing about $2 million in equipment to Shaw. After a 12-day trial, the federal jury awarded Blakeslee $445,574 in lost wages and $486,458 for his emotional distress as well as $2.5 million in punitive damages.
Litigation Partner Matt Singer urged the jury to hold the company accountable for their wrongful termination of Blakeslee. Mr. Singer said, "You get to stand up to the powerful. You get to stand up, not just for Mr. Blakeslee, but for everybody and say this kind of conduct is not acceptable."
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