Thompson v. Peacock Press, LLC

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In Brief

The ARB ordered reinstatement and back-pay after concluding that William Thompsons had been constructively discharged by having his shift hours changed after he filed an illegal chemical dumping complaint with the city.

What Happened in Court

William Thompson worked for Peacock Press as a Machine Operator.  The city of Garland performed an environmental inspection of Peacock Press and found that fourteen chemical waste drums on the property needed to be disposed of.  Sometime after, Thompson filed an illegal chemical dumping complaint with the city.  Following the complaint, Thompsons’s manager changed his hours and verbally berated him.  Soon after, Thompson resigned.  The ARB found that Thompson’s resignation constituted a constructive discharge and ordered reinstatement and back-pay in light of the discriminatory conduct by Peacock.

Related Statutes:

Solid Waste Disposal Act