According to the West Virginia Record, Ernest Chad Green has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer Atlantic Development and Capital. Additionally, Green named Beth Roberts, a supervisor at the company, as a defendant in the lawsuit.
Green stated in his complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court that he was employed by the company from September 1, 2007 until June 14, 2010. Green claims that he was injured on the job months prior and filed a workers compensation claim for his on-the-job injuries.
According to the lawsuit, Green was wrongfully terminated when Atlantic Development and Capital discharged his employment for filing and receiving workers compensation benefits.
His suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages for allegedly violating state public policy by discriminating against him and terminating his employment.
Atlantic Development and Capital is a registered private company in Summersville, WV. According to Manta records, it is an investment holding company except banks.
Retaliation against employees for filing workers compensation claims is not uncommon. Injured employees are entitled by statute to compensation and retaliatory action against them is unlawful. Most employment relationships are at-will, meaning the employer can terminate a worker at any time without cause. Terminated injured employees can sue for if they have been retaliated against by an employer.
An attorney is useful when a worker has been wrongfully terminated and when an employer has taken any negative action following an on-the-job injury.