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LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A former Rite Aid manager has won nearly $9 million in a lawsuit against the company.

Robert Leggins claimed supervisors harassed him after he was hurt trying to stop a robbery at the Lincoln Heights store.

Leggins spoke to KCAL9’s Peter Daut on Friday evening.

It’s a story that is Only On 9.

The 55-yar-old former Rite Aid manager and 30-year employee said he suffered a neck injury in the 2006 robbery attempt. He also said he had to undergo several surgeries for his neck and spine.

When he complained about doing heavy lifting and said he wanted a transfer to a lower-volume store in a better area, he was reportedly told “all black people do is complain.”

The jury found that Rite Aid acted in malice when they fired him in 2013.

A jury concluded he was also the victim of harassment and wrongful termination. They awarded…

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