Service technician alleges he was terminated while injured

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 27, 2018

PRINCETON — A service technician is suing a Beckley Internet and voice products provider, alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act and breach of contract/implied contract.

John Edmonds filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against Altice Technical Services US LLC, alleging the defendant terminated the plaintiff while he was on doctor's orders to be off work due to injury.

According to the complaint, Edmonds had to leave work due to complications from his injury. The suit says he reported the injury to the defendant but was terminated in January while off work due to his disability. 

The plaintiff alleges Altice Technical Services knew of Edmonds' disability and violated its own handbook that prohibits disability or workplace injury discrimination. Furthermore, the suit says, the defendant failed to offer light duty or any accommodation to Edmonds despite his entitlement to receive such an offer.

Edmonds seeks trial by jury, damages to be determined by the jury, punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interests, attorney fees and court cost, back pay and any other equitable relief. He is represented by attorney D. Adrian Hoosier II of Hoosier Law Firm PLLC in Charleston.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 18-c-274

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