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Teacher accuses AFL-CIO branch of wrongful termination

By Philip Gonzales | May 17, 2017

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CHARLESTON — A teacher is suing an AFL-CIO branch, alleging wrongful termination.

Larry Casey filed a complaint April 17 in Kanawha Circuit Court against AFL-CIO Appalachian Council doing business as AFL-CIO Appalachian Council Head Start and Shane Dickens, alleging they violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, Casey, who suffers from diabetes, has and will continue to experience lost wages and employment benefits, indignity, humiliation, annoyance and emotional distress. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide him with reasonable accommodation and involuntary terminated his employment in September 2016 based upon his diabetes disability and need for insulin injections.

Casey seeks trial by jury, compensation for all damages suffered, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and court costs and all other just and proper relief. He is represented by attorneys Rodney A. Smith and Todd S. Bailess of Bailess Smith PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 17-c-571

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Bailess Law FirmKanawha Circuit CourtAFL-CIO Appalachian Council Head Start