"Stanley was attempting to force the plaintiff to haul the oversized load using a permit for an entirely different load," the lawsuit said. "The dimensions listed on the permit, including weight, did not match the plaintiff's load and using it was clearly illegal."
Beckman said he refused to haul the load and was told he would be fired if he didn't.
He also claimed he worked 14 hours on Sept. 17 before he was fired, but T.K. Stanley Inc. parties later told the unemployment office he was fired Sept. 16.
In addition, the lawsuit alleged that T.K. Stanley Inc. interfered in Beckman's attempt to get a job with Allied Waste after he was fired.
Beckman is suing for loss of income, mental anguish, financial hardship and other damages. He has requested a jury trial.
A reporter contacted T.K. Stanley Inc.'s Jane Lew office and headquarters in Mississippi. Both declined to comment.
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