BECKLEY - A Raleigh County woman is suing after allegedly being fired due to her age.

Charlot C. Smith filed a lawsuit Dec. 11 in the Circuit Court of Raleigh County against Dijan Inc., doing business as Arby's, and Melissa Cook, citing wrongful discharge, age discrimination.

The plaintiff alleges she was employed at Arby's in Beckley for approximately 15 years and always performed her duties satisfactorily. In February, she was fired because Cook believed she was too old, according to the complaint.

The plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages, punitive damages, interest, fees and costs. She is being represented by Anthony M. Salvatore and Amy A. Osgood of Hewitt & Salvatore PLLC.

Circuit Court of Raleigh County Case No. 13-C-1036

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