Former employee sues the Shape Shop for discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 5, 2013

CHARLESTON - A former employee is suing the Shape Shop Inc. after she claims it discriminated against her after she was injured at work.

Sherry Cochran-Jurin was employed by the defendant from May 2012 until Oct. 15, 2012, according to a complaint filed Nov. 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Cochran-Jurin claims during the course of her employment she consistently performed her duties in a satisfactory manner and met the reasonable expectations of the defendant and was not administered any written warnings.

On Oct. 15, 2012, Cochran-Jurin was injured at work and was immediately fired from her job, according to the suit.

Cochran-Jurin claims she was harassed by the defendant, which willfully, maliciously and unlawfully terminated her due to her injury and prior to her filing a Worker's Compensation claim.

The defendant refused to provide Cochran-Jurin with an accommodation of modified duty, according to the suit.

Cochran-Jurin claims the defendant violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act and caused her to suffer lost wages and benefits.

Cochran-Jurin is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by D. Adrian Hoosier II of the Hoosier Law Firm PLLC.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-2159

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