Court reinstates job retaliation lawsuit

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit by a Kentucky man who claims he was passed over for a job overseeing waste disposal from a nuclear plant because of whistleblowing activities.
   
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell to determine whether executives with EnergySolutions Inc. learned of Gary Vander Boegh's whistleblowing before bypassing him for a landfill manager's job.
   
While Vander Boegh worked as a landfill manager for two companies overseeing the landfill where waste from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant was being deposited, he filed two complaints with the U.S. Department of Energy about the handling of material from the plant.
   
Vander Boegh claims EnergySolutions knew about the complaints, causing him to be passed over for the job.

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