Rich Behr Successfully Defends Retaliatory Discharge Claim Against MoDOT

Rich Behr

Richard J. Behr

This past July 2014, Richard J. Behr successfully represented the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) against a former employee’s retaliatory discharge claim.  John Hodge was an employee of MoDOT for twenty-seven years before he was terminated by MoDOT on April 1, 2013, for various acts of misconduct on the job.  Thereafter, Hodge hired an attorney to challenge his termination alleging that he was fired in retaliation for not fully cooperating with MoDOT in a fellow employee’s wrongful discharge claim.  Hodge demanded immediate reinstatement, backpay, retroactive benefits and attorney’s fees.  After a full evidentiary hearing and legal briefing, all of Hodge’s requests for relief were denied and MoDOT’s termination was upheld.