Man claims he was forced to resign from Bayer job

By Cara Bailey | Mar 15, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County man has filed a suit against his former employer, claiming he was forced to resign because of an intolerable workplace environment.

Alfred Hill filed a suit March 5 in Kanawha Circuit Court, against Bayer Cropscience and one of its employees, Kathy Moore.

The complaint states in 2003, a valve malfunctioned. A committee, which included Hill and Moore, performed an investigation.

"As a result of that investigation, it was determined that the problem complained of with the valve was an act of sabotage and the individuals responsible for such sabotage were identified," the suit says.

The suit says no action was taken against the individuals, and they were allowed to continue employment with the company. Those same individuals then began retaliation against Hill and others for identifying them and seeking disciplinary actions against them, the suit says.

Hill made requests to have their actions stopped, but the company and Moore failed to take any actions.

The work environment became intolerable. As a result, Hill resigned from the company on July 28, 2005.

He, through his Charleston attorney John R. Mitchell, seeks compensation for lost wages, annoyance and inconvenience.

The case has been assigned to Judge Paul Zakaib.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 07-C-392

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