CHARLESTON – Two lawsuits have been filed against Blackhawk Mining and one of its supervisors after the plaintiffs claim they were discriminated against. Rodney Robinette was employed by the defendants in June 2005 and on Dec. 14, 2014, he was advised he was being terminated as part of a companywide layoff, according to one of the complaints, which was filed in October in Boone Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Dec. 28.
CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing Otis Elevator Company after she claims it fired her because she was pregnant and needed to be put on bed rest. Rebecca A. Hunter was employed by Otis for more than six years as its officer manager for its Big Chimney location, according to a complaint filed March 21 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing Hobby Lobby after she claims she was injured when she fell in the store’s parking lot. Schottenstein Property Group Inc. and Schottenstein Property Group LLC were also named as defendants in the suit. On Jan. 16, 2014, Saundra Kay Morrison was exiting Hobby Lobby in order to return to her vehicle after making purchases, according to a complaint filed Jan. 8 in Cabell Circuit Court.
HUNTINGTON – A Kentucky man is suing his former employer, a Cabell County hospital, over claims of disability discrimination that led to his termination. Benny A. Ooten of Catlettsburg filed a lawsuit in Cabell Circuit Court against Cabell Huntington Hospital, alleging disability discrimination in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
RIPLEY – A man is suing the City of Ravenswood after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated. Michael McCann was employed by the City of Ravenswood as a city clerk from Nov. 2, 2011, until his termination on Aug. 19, 2014, according to a complaint filed in Jackson Circuit Court. McCann claims as part of his job responsibilities, he was responsible for reconciling the accounts pertaining to the city's water department and in early 2014, he began to notice discrepancies between the bi
HUNTINGTON – A man is suing Davis H. Elliot Construction Company Inc. after he claims it discriminated against him and wrongfully terminated his employment. Shannon L. Meade was employed by the defendant at its Scott Depot location from Feb. 2 until June, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Circuit Court and removed to federal court.