Former employee files lawsuit against Greif claiming he was wrongfully terminated after sustaining an injury while working as shipping bander, seeking compensatory, punitive damages
March 5, 2012
– Former employee Brian Gilkerson is suing Greif Inc., claiming he was wrongfully terminated after he sustained an injury on the job, The West Virginia Record reported March 1.
According to a complaint filed with the Cabell Circuit Court on Feb. 21, Gilkerson was working as a shipping bander for the company on Feb. 23, 2010, when he slipped and his leg got stuck between a conveyor belt and a photo stand.
The following day after a safety meeting, a supervisor had him file an accident report for the injury, Gilkerson claims, adding that after filing the report he met with the plant manager who gave him a termination letter, reported The Record.
The lawsuit states that Gilkerson was fired because of his “failure to report injuries by the end of the shift in which they occurred.”
David M. Adkins is representing Gilkerson, who is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for pre- and post-judgment interest.
The primary source of this article is The West Virginia Record, Charleston, West Virginia, on March 1, 2012.