MOUNDSVILLE – A man is suing a Charleston business for allegedly wrongfully terminating his employment

Richard E. Baker II filed a lawsuit Jan. 21 in Marshall Circuit Court against, Certainteed-Gypsum West Virginia Inc., alleging violation of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

According to the complaint, Baker was employed by Certainteed-Gypsum West Virginia from Aug. 27, 2007 until June 20, 2014. Baker was terminated by Certainteed-Gypsum on June 20, 2014, the suit states, after he requested a temporary leave of absence and applied for short-term disability due to a shoulder injury he sustained June 9, 2014 while off work.

Certainteed-Gypsum West Virginia willfully and maliciously terminated Baker's employment, causing him to sustain losses, the suit states, and Certainteed-Gypsum refused to pay him earned wages.

Baker is represented by attorney Ronald Kasserman of Kasserman Law Offices in Wheeling.

Marshall Circuit Court case number: 15-C-16K

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