WINFIELD – A former employee is suing U.S. Foods after she claims she was sexually harassed by her supervisor.
Roger Turner was also named as a defendant in the suit.
Megan Underwood was an employee of U.S. Foods, according to a complaint filed Feb. 25 in Putnam Circuit Court.
Underwood claims Turner made unwelcome sexual remarks, physical contact and physical advances and created a hostile working environment.
In January, Underwood was asked not to return to her employment and, upon information and belief, Turner remains employed with U.S. Foods, according to the suit.
Underwood claims the defendants’ actions have caused her embarrassment; emotional and mental distress; and loss of personal dignity.
The defendants’ actions have also caused Underwood to incur lost wages and were in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act, according to the suit.
Underwood claims U.S. Foods neglected its duty to ensure that her work environment was free from intimidation and hostile sexual harassment and took no action when she complained about Turner’s behavior.
Turner’s harassment constitutes extreme and outrageous conduct and caused Underwood to suffer severe emotional distress, according to the suit.
Underwood is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Paul M. Stroebel of Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC.
Putnam Circuit Court case number: 13-C-48