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