Employee sues Kroger for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 18, 2015

CHARLESTON – An employee is suing the Kroger Co. after she claims she was injured while performing her work duties.

On Sept. 9, 2013, Freda Bays was employed by Kroger and was working as a customer service manager, according to a complaint initially filed Dec. 24 in Boone Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Feb. 5.

Bays claims that while performing her work duties, she was instructed to work in an unsafe, improper and dangerous condition that caused her to work around defective, improper and/or inadequate tools and/or equipment and/or training and supervision.

Kroger knew these activities and/or duties were unsafe, according to the suit.

Bays claims Kroger acted with deliberate intent to cause and/or expose her to dangerous and unsafe conditions.

Kroger caused Bays to suffer serious compensable injuries, according to the suit.

Bays is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Kenneth P. Hicks and Juston H. Moore of Kenneth P. Hicks LC.

The case is assigned to District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number: 2:15-cv-01507

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