MORGANTOWN - Another lawsuit has been filed against Monongalia County General Hospital for harassment and discrimination.

Jamie Murray was employed at the hospital from 2001 until 2010 and then again from 2012 until September, according to a complaint filed June 25 in Monongalia Circuit Court.

Murray claims he had a good record of service, however, beginning in 2013, he began to experience on-the-job harassment from Scott Crouch, his new supervisor, including baseless and unwarranted disciplinary write-ups and criticism of his work.

Female employees were given preferential treatment and were not written up for more serious policy violations, according to the suit.

Murray claims the harassment included insulting comments by Crouch and his girlfriend, Lori Foley, when she would come into the office and bogus disciplinary write-ups for imaginary policy violations.

In November 2013, Murray was suspended from work for a week and them demoted to step down work "as needed," in an effort to get him to quit, according to the suit.

Murray claims he complained to Tiffany Smith in Human Resources that he felt he was being retaliated against by Crouch and she did nothing about the problem.

On Sept. 14, Murray had had enough and resigned from his position, according to the suit.

Murray is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by Edward R. Kohout.

Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the hospital recently do to age discrimination and harassment. Kohout also represents those plaintiffs in their separate cases.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number: 15-C-410

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