- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery County circuit court judge has ruled that an auto supplier can continue its lawsuit against a fired Alabama worker, saying that a federal order meant to protect whistleblowers doesn’t apply.

The Montgomery Advertiser (https://on.mgmadv.com/1KIYZQG) reports that Lear Corporation-owned Renosol Seating in Selma fired Kim King in March and filed a defamation suit against her. King tried to deliver a letter to the plant’s customer, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery, saying she feared a chemical used in the car seat-production process was making workers sick.

The U.S. Department of Labor later filed a separate case against Lear in federal court accusing Lear of whistleblower retaliation.

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge William Shashy ruled Sept. 22 that King’s attempts to deliver the letter aren’t necessarily protected by federal law.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

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