Former employee files wrongful termination suit against Huntington

By Lawrence Smith | Sep 1, 2011

HUNTINGTON –An Ohio man is alleging he lost his job with the city of Huntington as a result of testifying against it in another legal matter.

Victor J. Crutcher filed a wrongful termination suit against the city in Cabell Circuit Court on Aug. 12. In his complaint, Crutcher, 52, a resident of Proctorville, Ohio, alleges he was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle against the city.

Cruther's complaint is sparse on details, and, in fact, is only two pages long. In it he maintains he was fired by the city on Feb. 14 after 20 years of employment "Due to deposition and trail [sic] testimony resulting in a judgement [sic] against the City of Huntington."

In his complaint, Crutcher gives no specifics on what he did for the city or the previous legal matter in which he testified.

Nevertheless, he says as a result of his termination he's incurred past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress and nuisance and inconvenience.

Crutcher seeks unspecified damages including reinstatement and back pay, court costs and attorney fees. He is proceeding pro se.

The case is assigned to Judge David M. Pancake.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 11-C-578

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