David Daniels vs. West Virginia University Board of Governors and West Virginia University Hospitals Inc.
PA-David Grunau; J-NA
* Daniels was employed with the Planning Design and Construction Department of WVU Hospitals from 1995 until 2003 when he was asked to move into the Infrastructure and Planning Department. He was told he could return to his previous job at any time if he wasn't satisfied with the new department. Daniels alleges he was denied raises during his first two years there. He was notified in 2008 his services would no longer be needed after the completion of the present job. He met with Human Resources asking about severance but was told there were no options available. After Daniels hired an attorney, he was offered a severance but was asked to sign an agreement stating he wouldn't seek employment with WVUH for one year. Two years later, Daniels was called for a job at WVUH through the Local 152 Plumbers and Pipefitters union. He was fired by WVUH and claimed he was blackballed from any jobs at WVUH. Daniels is seeking punitive and compensatory damages, lost income and benefits.
Case number: 12-C-612