BECKLEY – A Raleigh County man says
he was fired after raising safety concerns at work.
Robert Evan Jarvis filed a lawsuit May 3 in Raleigh Circuit
Court against Teays Inc., alleging retaliatory discharge.
According to the complaint, Jarvis was a vulcanizer for
Teays from 2011 through his termination on March 3, 2015. During his
employment, Jarvis says he told supervisors there was a problem with improper
monitoring or grounding of electrical equipment. When no action was taken, the
plaintiff says he called the Mine Safety and Health Administration. When his
supervisors found out he made the call, the suit says they terminated his
Jarvis seeks a jury trial, punitive and compensatory damages,
interest, and litigation costs. He is represented by attorneys Stephen B.
Farmer and Mattew H. Nelson of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC in Morgantown.
Judge Robert A. Burnside is assigned to the case.
Raleigh Circuit Court Case number 16-C-278