- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has awarded $3.7 million to the former manager of a Los Angeles Rite Aid store, who claimed supervisors harassed him after he hurt himself trying to stop a robbery.

City News Service says the ruling came Thursday in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Robert Leggins.

Leggins hurt his neck trying to stop a 2007 holdup and had several surgeries.

His lawsuit says the injury made it hard for him to lift, pull and push merchandise.

Leggins says he asked to be transferred to a store with lower volume but instead supervisors ordered him to clean stock rooms - causing more injuries - and accused him of slacking off.

The 30-year employee was fired in 2013.

Rite Aid says it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.



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