Feds sue Selma manufacturer over termination

Published 4:39 pm Monday, March 7, 2016

Federal labor officials are suing an automotive supplier and managers of its plant in Selma over allegations the company retaliated against employees who raised concerns over working conditions and benefits.

According to a complaint filed Friday, three employees at Lear Corp.’s Renosol Seating plant in Selma complained to federal labor officials in 2014 that they’d been exposed to a chemical that caused health problems and were treated unfairly when they were transferred to another facility.

The employees say they were discriminated against for continuing to speak out about conditions at the plant, and one was fired and sued in 2015.

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The lawsuit seeks back wages, the reinstatement of a former employee and more. Lear Corp. spokesman Mel Stephens told the Associated Press the company denies the allegations.

Look for more about the complaint in Wednesday’s edition.