GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) – A northern Indiana man who sought wages for lunch breaks he didn’t take has won his claim, although a judge awarded him just $35.
Joe Lehman was seeking $3,543 he said Thor Industries’ Postle Aluminum division owed him for lunch breaks he didn’t take while working as a truck driver for about a year and a half.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
The Elkhart Truth reports that an Elkhart County magistrate ruled Lehman’s favor, but granted him a judgment of only $35, plus $125 in court costs.READ MORE: At Least 16 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
The magistrate expressed frustration that both sides didn’t present more evidence.
Lehman submitted just five daily driving logs to support his claim. Based on those, the court calculated that the Elkhart man was owed $7 for each half-hour break period he’d worked through during those five days.MORE NEWS: At Bond Hearing For Man Authorities Say Was With Him, Prosecutors Say 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had Gun In Hand When He Was Fatally Shot By Police
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