CHARLESTON -- A 60-year-old woman has filed suit against a medical group, alleging she was fired due to her age.

Carol Jane Long filed suit July 10 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Spring Hill Primary Care Physicians.

According to the complaint, Long lost her job at Spring Hill Primary Care Physicians on April 8, 2013, after working for the company for more than eight years.

The discharge of Long "was in whole or in part because of plaintiff’s age, and therefore, the defendant discriminated against the plaintiff on account of age," the suit states.

Long is seeking back pay and employment benefits, plus compensatory and punitive damages, attorney’s fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

She is being represented by attorney J. Michael Ranson and Cynthia M. Ranson of Ranson Law Offices in Charleston and G. Patrick Jacobs of Jacobs Law Office in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 14-C-1232

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