Russell Salvatore is being sued over alleged COVID-19 violations.

WIVB reports the Western New York businessman and his partner Mark Jerge are named in a lawsuit brought by a former maintenance worker.

According to WIVB, the case involves a maintenance worker who objected working alongside Mark Jerge when he tested positive for COVID-19. The maintenance worker is represented by The Coppola Firm:

"Coppola goes on to say that after the worker raised concerns about himself, his co-workers and customers, 'Salvatore later berated and defamed the worker and then fired him this month.'"

 

“The New York Labor Law protects whistleblowers who raise complaints about working conditions that place public health and safety at risk or who object to working in conditions that pose a public danger. His decision to raise complaints to protect the public cost the maintenance worker his job.”

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