PHILIPPI — A mine foreman is suing his former employers, alleging discrimination and constructive eviction.
Dana Moore filed a complaint in Barbour Circuit Court against Arch Coal Inc., Wolf Run Mining LLC, Joe Runyon and Carrie McDaniels alleging that they violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, Moore, 64, had worked for the defendants as mine foreman at the Sentinel mine in Philippi for nine years. The suit says on May 8, 2017, Moore was injured while trying to escape a roof collapse at the mining site.
During his recovery, the lawsuit states, the defendants learned Moore had been diagnosed with black lung cancer. The plaintiff alleges as a result of the defendants' unlawful conduct, he was forced to retire June 30, 2017, leading to loss of employment, wages, benefits and job security.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants subjected him disparate treatment, adverse employment actions, harassment, bullying and hostile work environment because of his age and disability and so that he can no longer be employed by the defendants.
Moore seeks trial by jury, judgment against the defendants, jointly and severally, in an amount exceeding the jurisdictional limits of the court, plus interest, court costs and all other just and proper relief. He is represented by attorneys Robert B. Warner and Kameron T. Miller of Warner Law Offices PLLC in Charleston.
Barbour Circuit Court case number 18-C-24