WINFIELD — A Kanawha County man chemical operator is suing his former employer, alleging disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Jeffrey R. George filed a complaint Oct. 2 in Putnam Circuit Court against AC&S Inc. of Nitro, alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act and the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Act.

According to the complaint, George, a chemical operator, was pressured by AC&S to work outside his medical restrictions for an injured left elbos and involuntarily terminated him April 26, 2016. As result, the suit says, George has suffered and will continue to suffer lost wages and benefits, indignity, embarrassment and emotional distress. 

The plaintiff alleges AC&S refused to provide reasonable accommodation, retaliated against and terminated his employment for complaining about unsafe working condition and attempting to receive workers' compensation benefits.

George seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and court costs. He is represented by attorneys Michael P. Addair and Todd S. Bailess of Bailess Smith PLLC in Charleston, and by William J. Forbes of Forbes Law Offices PLLC in Charleston.

Putnam Circuit Court case number 17-C-196

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