BECKLEY — A Raleigh County man is suing his former employer, claiming he was terminated after filing for workers' compensation benefits.

Rodney Nutter filed a lawsuit Feb. 17 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Crossroads Chevrolet LLC, alleging retaliatory discharge.

According to the complaint, Nutter applied for (and received) workers' compensation after a Dec. 29, 2014 on-the-job injury. Upon being released to go back to work, the suit says, Nutter was terminated by Crossroads, allegedly for filing a workers' compensation claim.

Nutter seeks a jury trial and recovery of lost wages, benefits and litigation costs. He is represented by Fayetteville attorney Greg A. Hewitt.

Judge John A. Hutchison is assigned to the case.

Raleigh Circuit Court Case number 16-C-81-H

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