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Frontier employee says she was fired after seeking treatment for depression and anxiety


By Carrie Bradon | Mar 22, 2019

CHARLESTON — A woman is seeking damages, claiming she was wrongly terminated from her position due to her depression.

Kodi Cochran filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Citizens Telecom Services Co. LLC; Citizens Telecommunications Co. of West Virginia, dba Frontier Communications of West Virginia; and Aaron Crowder.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff took some time off in July 2016 to seek treatment for depression and anxiety. She was subsequently terminated on March 2, 2017.

The defendant is accused of violation the West Virginia Human Rights Act and of disability discrimination.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Matthew Hansberry of Hansberry Law Office in Bridgeport.

The case has been assigned to Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-113

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