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Former Jennmar employee alleges disability was a factor in his termination

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 5, 2019


KINGWOOD – A Preston County man alleges he was terminated from his job as a forklift driver because of disability discrimination.

Raymond Zinn filed a complaint in Preston Circuit Court against Jennmar Corp. of West Virginia Inc. alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

The suit states that the plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a forklift driver and consistently performed his duties in a satisfactory manner. On May 21, 2018, the plaintiff alleges he reported to the plant manager that he was suffering from depression and the manager told him he could take time off of work.

The plaintiff alleges he was seen by a health care provider on June 19, 2018. The plaintiff alleges he had to be treated at a clinic and provided the defendant with a doctor's note. 

The suit states the plaintiff was given a release on July 13, 2018, to return to work full time on July 23, 2018, but was terminated on July 16, 2018. The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide accommodation and discriminated against him because of his disability.

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

The case has been assigned to Judge Steven Shaffer.

Preston Circuit Court case number 19-C-69

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