Man says he was wrongly fired by Courts Motors

By Ben Hart | May 16, 2014


WINFIELD -- A Kanawha County man is suing his former employer, Courts Motors, after he was wrongfully terminated from his position.

Dawson L. DeGier filed a lawsuit April 25 in Putnam Circuit Court against Courts Motors Inc., citing wrongful termination.

DeGier claims he was hired by Courts Motors in March at 102 Orchard Park Drive in Hurricane. The suit alleges DeGier was paid on an hourly basis without bonuses, commissions or benefits and was asked to sign a document stating he would not get paid overtime, which he refused to sign.

According to the brief, DeGier spoke with other employees claiming they had a right to be paid for overtime. DeGier was then terminated from his position because of his disagreement with the defendant's policy regarding overtime.

DeGier is seeking lost wages, damages, interest, attorney's fees and court costs.

He is being represented in the case by attorneys John H. Tinney Jr. and John K. Cecil of The Tinney Law Firm PLLC. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joseph Reeder.

Putnam Circuit Court Case No. 14-C-135

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