Hamilton v. PBS Environmental Building Consultants

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In Brief

The ARB found that PBS decision to terminate Hamilton’s employment was motivated by her disclosures to the Department of Environmental Quality and ordered her reinstatement.

What Happened in Court

After disclosing information to the Department of Environmental Quality about the potential toxicity of certain drums on her worksite, PBS terminated Hamilton’s employment. The ARB found that this violated the anti-retaliation provisions of CERLA and ordered her reinstatement plus economic damages.