PRINCETON – A West Virginia woman is suing over claims that her former employer did not pay its discharged employees in a timely manner.

Candace Bryant filed the suit May 27 in Mercer Circuit Court against Big Lots Stores, citing a violation of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. She further seeks class action status for others in the same situation.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff worked for the defendant as a customer service associate until she was terminated Feb. 5. She says she did not receive her final paycheck until Feb. 13. She seeks relief on behalf of all persons formerly employed by the defendant in West Virginia who experienced the same situation.

Bryant demands a trial by jury as well as $75,000 plus court costs and interest, and attorney fees for herself and each member of the class. Representing the plaintiff is Todd S. Bailess and Joy B. Mega of Bailess Law of Charleston. The case is assigned to Judge Derek C. Swope.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 15-C-194

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