Couple claims husband was wrongfully terminated

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 18, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE — A husband and wife are suing American Electric Power Service Corporation, Appalachian Power Company and Kentucky Power Company, citing alleged age discrimination, discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, loss of consortium and wrongful termination.

Thomas and Donna Marosi filed a complaint in Marshall Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they breached their duty of good faith and fair dealings.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Sept. 12, 2018, plaintiff Thomas Marosi suffered and continues to suffer financial injury and emotional and mental distress as a result of the wrongful conduct of the defendants in terminating his employment because of a disability perceived by the defendants, and their perception that he did not meet employment standards based on perceived disability, when in fact he was consistently receiving favorable job-performance evaluations and was completely cleared to return to work by his physician after suffering from a stroke. Additionally, his wife and co-plaintiff has suffered the loss of his services, love, companionship and society. 

The plaintiffs hold American Electric Power Service Corporation, Appalachian Power Company and Kentucky Power Company responsible because the defendants allegedly refused to provide reasonable accommodation for plaintiff's perceived disability, and terminated his employment and tarnished his reputation as a mechanical engineer.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants for compensatory and punitive damages, and other relief that the court may deem just. They are represented by Michael Edward Nogay and Maximillian F. Nogay of Sellitti, Nogay & McCune PLLC in Weirton.

Marshall Circuit Court Case number 18-C-252

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