BLUEFIELD - A former U.S. Cellular employee is suing over claims his job was terminated because he suffers from a health condition.

Jerry A. Rotenberry filed a lawsuit on Sept. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against USCOC of Cumberland LLC, doing business as U.S. Cellular, Hardy Cellular Telephone Co., doing business as U.S. Cellular, and United States Cellular Corp., doing business as U.S. Cellular, citing discrimination.

Rotenberry says he was terminated from his position as a sales manager for the defendants on Oct. 12, only one day after returning from medical leave for anxiety and depression.

He claims the defendants violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

The plaintiff is seeking lost wages and benefits, as well as other damages. He is being represented by Charleston attorney Maria W. Hughes.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Case No. 5:13-CV-22444.

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