Maryland Jury Awards $1.4M to Workers Investigated by Employer

February 5, 2008

A Maryland jury has awarded nearly $1.4 million to two Pepco workers who were tracked by private investigators hired by the Washington utility.

Prince George’s County jurors found that the company was negligent in its attempt to verify that 30-year Pepco veterans Mark Cawood and Joseph Joyner were skipping out of work early.

Pepco spokeswoman Debbi Jarvis says the company disagrees with the verdict and intends to “pursue all available legal remedies.”

Both men work at the utility’s Benning Road power plant on the Anacostia River. Their attorney says they first learned that they were being tracked through their union president.

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Information from: The (Baltimore) Daily Record,
http://www.mddailyrecord.com

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