A man has filed a lawsuit in West Virginia after he claims he was fired after he filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. He was injured in a truck accident while working for Catenary Coal Company. The accident happened in June 2007. The company claims he was fired for drug use.
In August 2007, two months after his accident, Bishop was randomly drug tested, which came back positive with reports of hydrocodone and oxycodone. As a result of the test, Bishop was fired.
According to the suit, Bishop provided a second urine screening and hair sample testing, which rebutted the accuracy of the first test, but the company refused to reconsider their decision to fire him.
The man is seeking compensation for loss of benefits, emotional distress, and legal expenses. There is no specific dollar amount asked for in the lawsuit. The company had no comment on the lawsuit.