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Trucker wins lawsuit against former employer — walks away with only $35


A truck driver who went to court with his employer over wages was awarded just $35 dollars by the magistrate in Goshen, Indiana earlier this week.

According to CBS Chicago, truck driver Joe Lehman claimed that his former employer, Thor Industries’ Postle Aluminum division, owed him $3,543 for the lunch breaks he worked through while driving for the company for a year and a half.

Lehman provided only five daily driving logs as documentation for the year and a half in question, leading the magistrate to voice frustration at the lack of evidence.

The magistrate eventually ruled in Lehman’s favor, calculating that Lehman was owed $7 for each half hour break he didn’t take. However, since only 5 driving logs were provided to the court, the judge awarded Lehman only what he was owed for those five days – $35, plus $125 to cover the court fees.

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