A former employee of Bright Disposal Services has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that he was fired because of a workplace injury.

According to the petition, Robert Hulon had been working for the disposal service for nearly a year when he injured his wrist on March 14, 2019. The man claims to have been lifting a heavy bag when he heard his wrist pop, an incident he reported to his supervisor.

The following day, Hulon claims to have been diagnosed with an injury that restricted him from using his right arm. From March until June these orders from the doctor to not use his right arm remained until it was recommended the man seek surgery for the injury.

Hulon claims that his supervisor had been calling to check on the injury for several months while the injured man received worker’s compensation benefits. After hearing that he may need surgery, Hulon claims his supervisor fired him, but offered a letter of recommendation.

According to the petition, Hulon was still awaiting surgery for his work-related injury as of Sept. 26.

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