Resnick claims U.S. Foodservice, Columbia, MD, violated a May 2003 severance agreement. In the lawsuit, the former executive claims that after the fraud was discovered, Anders Moberg, head of U.S. Foodservice Holland-based parent Royal Ahold, told him Ahold would hire a new U.S. Foodservice cfo. Resnick states in the suit that Moberg told him that he would be transferred to a senior operations position with U.S. Foodservice in the western United States because of his good work for the company.
However, U.S. Foodservice soon told Resnick it had decided to terminate his employment instead of transferring him, the suit claims. According to the suit, the second largest distributorship in the country allegedly agreed to pay Resnick's salary through September 2003, pay him any bonuses he was entitled to for 2002 and 2003 and give him other benefits including four weeks' vacation pay. Resnick agreed to resign as cfo.
Resnick claims U.S. Foodservice paid him his wages as agreed, but did not pay him any of the other benefits he was owed under the agreement. Resnick seeks more than $1 million in damages from distributorship.