PRINCETON – Two women are suing their former place of employment after they allege that the company participated in unethical business practices and fired them after reporting it.
Hillary Borosky and Madison Jorgenson filed a complaint on Dec. 3 in Mercer Circuit Court against Community Action of South Eastern West Virginia Inc. and Oraetta Hubbard, alleging fraud and unlawful termination.
According to the complaint, Borosky and Jorgenson were employed by the corporation whose principal role was to facilitate supportive services to veterans and their families. This corporation was given money which was to be used towards the clients for practical and daily needs. In 2015, the plaintiffs became aware of several discouraging practices of the corporation, namely the purchasing of unnecessary and extravagant products, such as coffee makers for the office, gasoline and other services which benefited employees. When the plaintiffs reported these practices to Hubbard and the company's deputy director, Borosky and Jorgenson were asked to sign documentation which fraudulently concealed the true nature of the purchases, the complaint states. They were later terminated.
The individuals are seeking compensation for all wrongs committed, lost wages, benefits as well as all legal fees incurred. They are being represented by Michael W. Carey of Carey, Scott, Douglas and Kessler PLLC of Charleston and by Michael F. Gibson of Gibson and Associates in Princeton. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge William J. Sadler.
Mercer Circuit Court Case number 15-C-409