PLAINFIELD – A former longtime employee of the Salvation Army Corps in the city has filed a lawsuit claiming he was fired after his toes were amputated because of diabetes.
The Plainfield man was hired by the Salvation Army in 1997. In June 2019, he underwent a procedure to amputate the toes on his left foot as a result of complications of his diabetes, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court.
The man’s name is being withheld by MyCentralJersey.
After returning to work from medical leave in November 2019, his manager, Lt. Dontay Gibson, said he was going to contact human resources and that the man should “hang out,” according to the lawsuit.