In-N-Out Burger - Company subjected husband to DEADLY isocyanates

Corporate - Complaint
Review by Christineapoe on 2013-09-30
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MODESTO -- I am a former employee of In-N-Out Burger. We was a loyal, dedicated, always got great reviews for 8 years. What did he get in exchange? Lungs of a 90 year old, severe COPD, asthmatic bronchitis caused by chemical exposure.

Unbeknownst to me the last four years I worked I was being exposed DAILY to dangerous toxic and deadly isocyanates chemicals. In-N-Out Burger never provided the me or the other men in the painting department with the proper respirator a PAPR. They violated several OSHA laws and I have the letters to prove it.

They claim to be a Christian Company but have done nothing Christian like. As soon as my I got sick and went to the doctor, they fired me within a few weeks for BS reasons. I filed for unemployment and this "Christian" company jumped at the opportunity to fight it. EDD found in my favor. In-N-Out Burger didn't like that so the appealed and the judge found in my favor again saying "the claimant (me) was discharged for reasons other then misconduct ". This was the reason I was fired. Even EDD found their firing to be BS.

This "Christian company" has left me severely ill and without any medical coverage. No money to pay a private doctor. No way to obtain the medicines I need for my lungs.

Ironic that in my termination letter In-N-Out Burger states " we value honesty and integrity and rely on each of our associates to accept responsibility for their actions". Wow they clearly are a DO AS I SAY AND NOT AS I DO "CHRISTIAN"COMPANY.

They are doing everything to fight and postpone my workers comp case. Step up to the plate and YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS! Practice what you preach!

Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-10-03
Posted by Johanna on 2013-10-01:
You should file for worker's comp. If your health problems were indeed caused by workplace hazards, they have to be the ones to pay for your treatment. You may have to get a lawyer to get this done. Also look into medicare and SS disability if you haven't done so already.
Posted by madconsumer on 2013-10-01:
if you have evidence that proves the company violated the federal OSHA laws, file a claim with the state and let the state figure it out.
Posted by Old Timer on 2013-10-01:
California is very pro worker ever since the early days of the Dem's take over back in the 70's. So, that being said and as pointed out above, a workers comp claim should be fairly easy to push through the system if what you claim is correct. A good workers comp attorney can explain the process and get you into a qualified doctor pretty fast. (not one of the ambulance chasing idiots that are scamming the system) The sooner you get started the better your long term recovery might be.

In-In-Out is my favorite burger, sure hope none of that bad stuff is getting into the food prep areas?

Bets of luck to you, it could be a long haul ahead.
Posted by JoeKay on 2013-10-03:
In N Out is the most overrated hamburger. I don't get it. Blah! Haven't you people ever been to a White Castle?

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