Hartley & O'Brien along with Atkinson & Polak recently filed
a civil lawsuit on behalf of an African-American who was wrongfully terminated
because of his race. Suit was filed in the Circuit Court of McDowell County,
West Virginia against various Frontier Communication companies. Plaintiff
had worked for Frontier and its predecessor companies for 25 years prior
to his termination. He began his employment as a long distance phone operator
and advanced his career through a series of promotions in various locations
in the United States. At the time of his termination, plaintiff was the
Director of Sales and Service for Frontier Communications at its center
located in Charleston, West Virginia. Plaintiff had consistently received
satisfactory employment reviews and both cash and stock bonuses at the
time he was terminated. Defendants include: Frontier West Virginia, Inc.;
Frontier Communications Corporate Services, Inc.; Frontier Communications
ILEC Holdings, Inc.; Frontier Communications of America, Inc.; Ken Arndt
and Steve Snedegar.
Arnold v., Frontier West Virginia, Inc. et al., McDowell County, West Virginia Circuit Court, Civil Action No.: 13-C-134-S.