Russell Salvatore, enterprise accomplice sued for alleged COVID-related violations
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – Russell Salvatore and his business partner Mark Jerge are being sued over alleged COVID-19 violations.
The lawsuit filed by The Coppola Firm alleges that the former maintenance manager of Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More and Salvatore’s Grand Hotel was wrongly dismissed.
According to The Coppola Firm, the maintenance worker objected to working with Jerge, who, according to Coppola, had stayed on site even after positive COVID-19 tests.
Coppola continues after the worker raised concerns about himself, his employees and customers: “Salvatore later berated and defamed the worker and then fired him this month.”
“The New York Labor Code protects whistleblowers who make complaints about working conditions that endanger public health and safety or who refuse to work in conditions that pose a public hazard. His decision to file complaints for public safety cost the maintenance worker his job. “
The Coppola company
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