Padilla Follow

By: Kelly Creswell
By: Kelly Creswell

Padilla has received support from the community. Senator Obenshain sent a letter to Cargill asking the company to change its mind. Also, an attorney representing the Valley Family Forum is requesting Cargill to give Padilla a public apology. And put him back to work. The company did respond, but it wasn't the response Padilla or the Valley Family Forum was looking for. Luis Padilla was fired from his job at Cargill on October fifth. Padilla claims the company let him go because he had this on the back of his truck. Now, Padilla wants a public apology from Cargill and his job . So he can support his family. So far, he's heard nothing from the company.

"We'll continue in pulling to Cargill, to hear their response. Hopefully we don't have to go to the legal stage and Cargill will respond to me," says Luis Padilla.

Rita Dunaway, the senior legal advisor for the Valley Family Forum, sent a letter to Cargill's attorney. The company's attorney explained why Padilla was fired. And did not fulfill any of Padilla's wishes. Dunaway has since released a statement saying, "The Valley Family Forum has been contacted by a number of national legal organizations and Mr. Padilla is considering options along those lines."

But Cargill is taking no further action. A Cargill spokesman continues to say Padilla was fired for insubordination and has no plans of reinstating him.

"Again, we feel like we made the right decision," says Mark Klein.

Klein says the company has no further plans to contact Padilla. Cargill spokesman Mark Klein says he hasn't received the letter from Senator Mark Obenshain. Padilla says he feels the company's actions were an injustice towards him.


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