John Barrie, who claimed his Caltrans supervisors harassed him by ignoring his documented allergies to perfume and cleaning products will receive a $3 million payout from a lawsuit he filed against the state.
John Barrie, who claimed his Caltrans supervisors harassed him by ignoring his documented allergies to perfume and cleaning products will receive a $3 million payout from a lawsuit he filed against the state. Courtesy of his attorneys
John Barrie, who claimed his Caltrans supervisors harassed him by ignoring his documented allergies to perfume and cleaning products will receive a $3 million payout from a lawsuit he filed against the state. Courtesy of his attorneys

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State worker’s bosses ignored his allergies. Now he’s $3 million richer

May 17, 2017 06:15 AM

UPDATED May 18, 2017 07:58 AM

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