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March 24, 2023, 8:08 PM

UPS Defeats Union’s Suit Over Firing of Allegedly Hostile Worker

Annelise Gilbert
Annelise Gilbert

United Parcel Service prevailed in a lawsuit brought by Unión de Tronquistas de Puerto Rico, Local 901 seeking to vacate the termination of a worker accused of intimidating conduct.

The arbitrator didn’t base his decision affirming the firing of José Sevillano on hearsay alone and properly considered pertinent evidence, the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico ruled Thursday.

Six UPS employees submitted affidavits stating that Sevillano made them fear for their safety in 2019, according to the opinion. The affidavits had many allegations, including that he made a comment about using a firearm from afar on a ...

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