Hotel maintenance worker claims discriminatory termination

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — A maintenance worker is suing a hotel operator, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Steve Higginbotham filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Charleston Division against Red Roof Inns Inc. alleging failure to comply with the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, Higginbotham alleges that on Jan. 16, 2018, he was terminated from his employment. He has suffered lost wages and other damages. The plaintiff holds Red Roof Inns Inc. responsible because it allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodation and retaliated against him by terminating his employment due to his protected conduct.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, reinstatement, costs, witness fees, attorney's fees and all other relief allowed by law. He is represented by Hoyt Glazer of Law Office of Hoyt Glazer PLLC in Huntington.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Charleston Division Case number 2:18-cv-01493

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