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Company, Ex-Employee File Lawsuits Against Each Other


An aluminum company in Jackson County and a former employee are suing each other in state and federal courts.

The West Virginia Gazette-Mail reports lawyers for Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood LLC allege fraud and deceit against Kenneth Rogers. Rogers, on the other hand, says he was discriminated against and forced to work in a racially hostile work environment.

The company says Rogers lied about a lien to persuade the company to buy a house he was trying to sell after he was hired in 2014. The company says it paid him $190,000 before it discovered a lien against Rogers.

Rogers also filed a lawsuit a month later, saying he was subject to racial and sexual jokes and was fired after he stood up to workers in the company.