Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fomer directors at Pleasant Valley Hospital allege they were fired for being gay | The West Virginia Record

POINT PLEASANT - The former human resources and marketing directors for a Mason County hospital allege they were terminated from their positions by the hospital's board of trustees on account of their sexuality.

Pleasant Valley Hospital is named in a wrongful termination suit by Terri Greenwald-Hill and Amy Leach in Mason Circuit Court. In their complaint filed Nov. 28, Greenwald-Hill, 43, of Mineral Wells, and Leach, 43, of Point Pleasant, allege PVH violated the state Human Rights Act when the board fired them earlier this year because of their sexual orientation.

According to their suit, Greenwald-Hill and Leach allege they were fired by the board as the hospital's human resources and marketing directors, respectively, for unspecified reasons. However, they maintain the "true reason" for the Board's decision was "because they are lesbian, because [the board] perceived them to be lesbians and/or they do not conform to traditional sex or gender stereotypes acceptable to [the] Board members."

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Photo: PVH's Board of Trustees