Woman says she was fired for reporting harassment

By Robert Hadley | May 16, 2016

NEW CUMBERLAND – A Hancock County woman says she was fired after telling management her supervisor was harassing her and had created a hostile work environment.

Joni Burskey filed a lawsuit April 26 in Hancock Circuit Court against McKesson Corp. and Cintas Corporation No. 2, doing business as Zee Medical, alleging retaliatory discharge.

According to the complaint, Burskey was terminated from her position as an area sales manager for Zee Medical on June 2, 2014 after reporting her concerns about her boss to human resources. The suit says Burskey’s supervisor threatened her job, opened her paycheck mail, demanded her account password to review her bonuses, and tried to compel her to cover his territory in addition to her own. Although she was allegedly assured by a human resources representative that her comments would remain confidential, Burskey says her supervisor later terminated her in retaliation for her complaints.

Burskey seeks a jury trial and damages totaling $75,000 including interest and litigation costs. She is represented by attorney Daniel L. McCune of Sellitti, Nogay & McCune in Weirton.

Judge David J. Sims is assigned to the case.

Hancock Circuit Court Case number 16-C-61

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