CHARLESTON -- A West Virginia resident is suing his former employer for wrongful discharge.

Achillefs "Lucky" Scouras filed a lawsuit March 17 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Amerex Corp., Joseph Pircon, individually and as an officer of Amerex Corp., and Brian McMahon, individually and as an officer of Amerex Corp., citing wrongful discharge, tortious interference with business relations and violation of the Wage Payment and Collection Act.

The complaint states Scouras was employed by Amerex, which is best known for making fire extinguishers and other fire protection products, beginning in 2002 until he was notified of his termination in July 2013.

The plaintiff alleges he has not been compensated for his work performed between Aug. 1, 2013, and Aug. 15, 2013. In addition, the plaintiff says his age was a motivating factor in his termination and alleges the defendant has interfered with the plaintiff being hired at other businesses.

The plaintiff is seeking back pay and benefits, compensatory damages, punitive damages, reinstatement or front pay, costs and fees.

Scouras is being represented by Stephen B. Farmer and Matthew H. Nelson of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie L. Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 14-C-537




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