$5,000,000 Trader Joe's Whistleblower Lawsuit: Trader Joe’s does not only provide hard-to-find foods and staples like fish, meat, and chicken, the giant grocery store chain may be selling those items after they sit for hours in thawed out freezers, according to a lawsuit filed today by a former employee in U.S District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Plaintiff Joe Meyers says he was treated like “traitor” Joe when he warned company brass of their warm coolers and other public health dangers like rodent droppings, left out and spoiling food, mold, stagnant dirty mop water, and other dangerous grime at the nautical-themed grocer’s Westwood location.
According to the just filed suit, the public health problems stemmed from the company’s ever increasing emphasis on moving as much product as possible, a full-speed-ahead culture that also led to additional employee safety risks Mr. Meyers complained to superiors about before he was fired.
Unfortunately for Joe Meyers, the company traded public health and safety for profits and retaliated against the whistleblower, repeatedly brushing aside his complaints about being targeted for speaking up. “Mr. Meyers was fired for his complaints and the company ignored the photos of the dangerous conditions he sent to upper management,” says Steven Wittels, Mr. Meyers’ attorney.
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