EMT alleges Putnam County Emergency Services terminated him in retaliation for reporting failure to respond

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 5, 2019

WINFIELD – A Putnam County man alleges he was terminated from his position as an emergency medical technician in retaliation for reporting other EMTs for failure to respond to calls.

Jesse Board filed a complaint April 2 in Putnam Circuit Court against Putnam County Emergency Services alleging wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge.

The suit states that the plaintiff was hired as an EMT-B by the defendant on June 15, 2015. He alleges he reported multiple times the failure of other EMTs to respond to emergency calls and that the defendant failed to take corrective action. He alleges he was terminated Dec. 11, 2018.

The plaintiff is seeking reinstatement, payment of back wages, interest, attorneys' fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Timothy D. Houston and Kathy Brown of Brown, Houston PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Phillip Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number 19-C-68

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