On Dec. 8, 2008, a jury awarded $873,000 to an insurance adjuster who claimed he was fired for cooperating with an FBI investigation.
In 2003, the FBI began investigating fraud allegations made against one of Fred Klecka’s co-workers. Klecka claimed that when his managers learned he was cooperating with the FBI, he was told he would be fired if he continued.
Klecka refused to obey his managers and within a few months began receiving poor job evaluations. He alleged he was wrongfully terminated in 2005 for refusing to obstruct the investigation.
Allstate denied that Klecka was told not to cooperate with the FBI and argued he was fired for poor performance.
Klecka v. Allstate Insurance Co., No. 2006-CI-08400
Court: 150th District Court, Bexar County