Alphonse Maddin was fired by his employer for abandoning the cargo-laden trailer of his truck in Illinois after the trailer’s brakes froze because of subzero temperatures. With no heat in his cab, Maddin had waited for several hours before his torso got numb, he had trouble breathing and he lost feeling in his feet.
To Judge Neil Gorsuch, if Maddin wanted to keep his job, he was to remain with his trailer in subzero temperatures and wait indefinitely for a repair truck. Fortunately, Gorsuch was in the minority – the Tenth Circuit upheld a Labor Department ruling Maddin for Maddin.
Gorsuch’s reasoning puts big business before worker safety. That kind of reasoning has no place on our highest court. #StopGorsuch