Jury Sides With Fired MasterCard Manager

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A former MasterCard manager who claimed he was fired for complaining about allegedly improper employment practices has been awarded $210,000 by a federal jury in St. Louis.

Don Ascare, the former head of human resources in the company’s technologies office in O’Fallon claimed that he was fired for blowing the whistle on practices that could cost the company around $200 million.
Jurors on Tuesday afternoon found that his complaints that the company should be treating contractors as employees “was a contributing factor” that led to his firing.
Ascare earned $450,000 in salary and bonus his last year with MasterCard and whose lawyer has asked for millions in damages.

 

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