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Man claims he lost job because of disability discrimination

By Ben Hart | Jun 13, 2014

HUNTINGTON --- A former employee of DeAngelo Brothers sues after his position was terminated.

William Chirgwin filed a lawsuit May 19 in Cabell Circuit Court against DeAngelo Brothers Inc., Steve Davis, Jason Southall and Cabell Huntington Hospital, citing disability discrimination, violation of substantial public policy, invasion of privacy and tortious interference with employment relationship.

Chirgwin claims he worked for DeAngelo Brothers beginning Jan. 30, 2001, performing vegetation management services. The suit alleges Chirgwin had open heart surgery Jan. 16, 2013, requiring him to be off work until May 21, 2013.

According to the brief, DeAngelo Brothers required Chirgwin to get two physical examinations by defendants Southall and Cabell Huntington Hospital, resulting in their revocation of his DOT certification and termination from his employment May 28, 2013.

Chirgwin is seeking damages, attorney's fees and court costs.

He is being represented by Huntington attorney Amy C. Crossan of Bourchillon, Crossan and Colburn LC. The case has been to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court Case No. 14-C-389

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