Putnam man says Con-way Freight discriminated against him

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 5, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Putnam County man is suing his former employer after he claims he was wrongfully terminated based on his age.

Franklin Lawrence is over the age of 40 and was employed by the defendant until his employment was terminated, according to a complaint filed March 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Lawrence claims the defendant had no non-pretextual legitimate, non-discriminatory reason to terminate his employment.

Con-way Freight created a hostile work environment during Lawrence's employment, according to the suit.

Lawrence claims the defendant made it impossible for him to perform his employment duties.

The defendant "created expectations and increased requirements upon the plaintiff's job descriptions and did not provide additional support, equipment or facilities to perform the functions," the complaint states.

Lawrence is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by Shannon M. Bland.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-498

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