MOUNDSVILLE – A Wyoming County man alleges his employment at a Cameron mine was wrongfully terminated.
Jeffrey Meadows filed a complaint Jan. 10 in Marshall Circuit Court against The Marshall County Coal Co., et al. alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began his employment with the defendants in October 2014 and was employed as an assistant safety director. The suit states he injured his back at home in October 2015 and his doctor ordered him to take five months off from work. He alleges he was terminated by the defendants on March 14, 2016, the same day he returned from work.
The plaintiff holds The Marshall County Coal Co., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly terminated his employment due to his disability or perceived disability.
The plaintiff seeks compensatory and punitive damages, pre-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and such other just and appropriate relief. He is represented by Stephen P. New and Amanda J. Taylor of The Law Office of Stephen P. New in Beckley. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David W. Hummel Jr.
Marshall Circuit Court case number 18-C-03