SUMMERSVILLE -- A worker is suing his employer for wrongful termination.


Anthony Jones filed a lawsuit March 14 in Nicholas Circuit Court against Alex Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, citing wrongful termination.

The lawsuit states Jones was employed by Alex Energy Inc. on March 4, 2011, and was employed until Sept. 21, 2012. He had been injured on the job and had filed a workers' compensation claim, but was fired Sept. 21, 2012, because he filed the claim, the complaint states.

Jones is seeking a judgment in the amount equal to all back pay and employment benefits, either reinstatement or front pay, compensatory damages, punitive damages, plus court costs.

He is being represented by Ranson Law Offices. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Gary Johnson.

Nicholas Circuit Court Case No. 14-C-37

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