MOUNDSVILLE – An electrician suffering from epilepsy has sued his employer for wrongful termination, contending he was fired for his condition.

Michael Hurley filed a lawsuit Jan. 8 against PAR Electrical Contractors in Marshall Circuit Court.

According to the complaint, in January 2014, after Hurley felt seizures coming on, he was terminated by PAR due to a “reduction in force.” The complaint indicates that Hurley later learned he was the only worker terminated. Hurley takes medication for his epilepsy and had a “return to work slip” from his doctor, the lawsuit states.

Hurley seeks damages for lost income. Attorney Patrick S. Cassidy, of Cassidy, Cogan, Shappel and Voegelin in Wheeling, is representing Hurley.

Marshall Circuit Court case number: 15-C-6K

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