Woman says City Holding Company discriminated against her

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing City Holding Company for allegedly terminating her employment because of her age. Linda L. Fish was employed by the defendant for approximately 22 years and prior to her termination, she held the position of head teller, according to a complaint filed Dec. 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Fish claims during the course of her employment, she consistently performed her job duties in a satisfactory manner and met the reasonable expectations of the defendant. In June, the defendant instructed Fish to begin training Chelsea McCroskey for on-the-job duties of the head teller position, according to the suit. Fish claims on Aug. 6, the defendant informed her that it wanted McCroskey to know everything that Fish knew about the job duties of head teller and on Aug. 8, the defendant willfully, maliciously and unlawfully terminated her employment. McCroskey, who is under the age of 40, replaced Fish as head teller, according to the suit, and the defendant failed to pay Fish her final wages within 72 hours of terminating her employment. Fish claims the defendant violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act and the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. The defendant’s actions caused Fish damages, including indignity, embarrassment, humiliation and emotional distress, according to the suit. Fish is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Todd S. Bailess and Joy B. Mega. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom. Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-2417

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