CHARLESTON — An employee is suing a health care facility, citing alleged racial discrimination and wrongful discharge.
Jesus Casiano filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Charleston Division against Charleston Area Medical Center Inc. for allege violations of the Civil Rights Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
According to the complaint, on Feb. 15, 2016, Casiano began his work with the defendant as a maintenance tech II employee earning $13.75 an hour. He claims that about three months into his employment, he experienced discrimination and unfavorable treatment from the defendant and its employees due to his Puerto Rican heritage.
Despite reporting the discrimination to the defendant, the unfair treatment continued until he was terminated alleging he was "hot-headed."
The plaintiff holds Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. responsible because it allegedly treated Casiano unfairly because of his race/ethnicity with malice and with reckless indifference, including repeated racial slurs, and because of its failure to remedy the slurs and threats against him.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs incurred, attorney fees and such other relief as the Court deems fair and proper. 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-01547