A former meat cutter at a Whole Foods in Westport is suing the grocery chain for allegedly firing him after he complained to higher-ups that the store was selling tainted meat.
The Connecticut Post reports the $15 million lawsuit, filed by 44-year-old Angel Figueroa in Bridgeport Superior Court, claims Figueroa was fired one day after filing a complaint against Whole Foods with the local health department.
Westport-Weston Health District officials confirmed the office inspected Whole Foods' Westport location in response to Figueroa's complaint on Jan. 20 but no violations were found.
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The lawsuit alleges staff members were not following accepted hygienic practices and that the store knowingly sold spoiled meats.
Spokesman Michael Sinatra says Whole Foods "vehemently denies the allegations."