I am a paramedic with a county ambulance service here in W. Va. I was in a position as a field supervisor. I was going through treatments for cancer (radiation therapy and chemo in pill form). I did not miss any work for my treatments, but my wife developed ulcerated colitis that required multiple surgeries. At that time I had discussed with the executive director about the FMLA
for intermittent days ONLY, due to occasion surgeries or treatments for her. He became very vocal and threatening with me and began presenting me with actions from the Boone County Ambulance Authority Attorney. I called, spoke to a representative from your agency in the Charleston, W.Va. office. I think I have his name written somewhere in my records. That representative took the name and telephone number of the Director, contacted him, then called me back stating that I should not have any further problems. Since then I was demoted from the supervisor position with a deduction
in pay, not only the the differential from field paramedic, but additional hourly deduction also. Since then I have been targeted, have been suspended from work without pay on two occasions, and have supposedly had several write ups placed in my personnel file that a member of the Board of Directors advised me that I might want to check on. I have been unsuccessful at having access to my file. Also recently, two other employees were in a Boone County Ambulance Authority service vehicle, were rear ended by another vehicle, and are being threatened and harassed as well. The director threw a chair at him. These employees would be glad to speak to someone if they could receive some assistance. I do not know if you are from West Virginia or the Charleston area, but this is the same director that has been in the newspaper and television news for receiving an unsecured "loan" from the Board of Directors for $103,000.00 to enhance his personal retirement account. Multiple state and federal agencies are investigating that situation. But I am tired of being threatened by this director and Assistance Director, having my pay cut
, and being harassed because I am 60 years old and have gray hair. if you can assist, I would sooo greatly appreciate any assistance.