CHARLESTON – A man is suing Davis H. Elliot Construction Company Inc. after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated.
An unknown and/or unnamed employee was also named as a defendant in the suit.
Cary Brown was employed by Davis and was sent to West Virginia for a contract job of Wheeling Power Company and/or Appalachian Power Company, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Brown claims his employment was terminated after one employee was injured on the job and another employee was killed due to Davis’ negligence.
Davis retaliated against Brown for offering truthful testimony, assisting in the investigation, complaining about safety concerns and due to his age, according to the suit.
Brown claims the defendants’ actions violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
The defendants’ actions were based in whole or in part of the plaintiff’s whistle blowing, on the job injury and/or age, according to the suit.
Brown claims the defendants breached their contract with him and violated public policy.
Brown is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by D. Adrian Hoosier II and Erica Lord of Lord Hoosier PLLC.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 16-C-1757