Australian trucker has won the right to sue his former employer
for not warning him over-exposure to sunlight causes skin cancer, The Associated Press reported.
to Gary Taylor, lawyer for 71-year-old driver Eric Reader, the ruling
"puts employers on notice that sun protection was not just
a worker's responsibility."
claims he got skin cancer while delivering bricks for Boral Resources
from 1964 to 1999. He says he’s had about 30 melanomas removed every
two months since and is afraid of dying of skin cancer.
Court Judge Len Ostrowski ruled Reeder suffered "serious injury"
and could sue his former employer for personal injury damages.