HUNTINGTON – A Huntington man alleges he was terminated because of his disabilities from his position as a counselor.
Eugene M. Johnson filed a complaint July 19 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against West Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services, West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, et al. alleging that they violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendants as a rehabilitation counselor in August 2013 and assigned to work at the Huntington office. The suit states that the plaintiff has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, depression and migraine headaches before his employment began.
According to the suit, the plaintiff was terminated in July 2015.
The plaintiff holds West Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services, West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodation, discriminated against him and terminated his employment on the basis of his disability.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an injunctive relief requiring his reinstatement with reasonable accommodations, award for damages, attorney's fees and costs and such other just and reasonable relief. He is represented by B. Luke Styer of B. Luke Styer PLLC in Huntington.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number 3:17-cv-03656