Todd Falzone is currently representing Jason Claire, a 33-year-old husband and father
who was shot several times while on-duty as a Boston Market restaurant
On New Year’s Day in Tamarac, Florida. This unspeakable act of workplace
violence has left Claire permanently injured and unable to work.
The shooter was a disgruntled former employee who shot and killed his love
interest in her apartment before visiting the restaurant and shooting
Claire several times in the back of the head. The shooter later took his
own life. Claire did not work at the Tamarac location and was only there
on the day he was shot to cover for another manager. It is unclear why
the attacker took aim at Claire, but what is clear is that Boston Market
knew that he was a potential danger and failed to act.
The person who found Claire and called 911 assumed he was dead, but miraculously,
he has survived and is recovering one day at a time. Claire spent 13 days
in a coma and suffered a serious brain injury from the shooting. One of
the bullets remains lodged in his jaw, limiting his ability to hear, and
the second went through his eye. Left with mounting medical bills and
an inability to work, he and his wife have filed a lawsuit against Boston
Market for failing to protect him when upper management knew that his
attacker had threatened him with weapons in the past.
“Just firing the person without taking any kind of protective measures
for the people that are left behind… [is] not enough,” said Falzone.
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