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Former Fluor Hanford Worker Wins Lawsuit Against the Company

RICHLAND, Wash.- Former Fluor Hanford employee Richard Cecil, Jr. has won a wrongful termination case against the company.

Cecil says he spoke out when Fluor refused to replace the brakes on one of his cranes at the K-Basins, and was then laid-off.

He says when Fluor refused to replace the brakes and he complained, they switched him to another job, one with no real work, so they could later get rid of him, and a judge has now ruled that the company wrongly retaliated to his demands, awarding him back pay, attorney's fees, and the thing he wanted most.

"The big one, the one that's really important to me is that now they have to post what happened to me on their official boards," he said. 

Fluor issued this response to the ruling: "Our general experience over the past 10 years is that Fluor Hanford employees who raise concerns are supported, without retaliation. At the same time, there is always room for improving the way safety concerns are raised and addressed."

Fluor is still deciding whether they'll appeal the ruling.

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