Fomer employee brings wage class action against Little General

By Carol Ostrow | Mar 16, 2015

BECKLEY — A Raleigh County worker filed a class-action complaint against her former employer, alleging the company has consistently failed to pay its former employees in a timely manner.

Tonya M. Adkins brought a lawsuit individually and on behalf of similarly situated ex-employees against Little General Stores, with headquarters in Union City, Tenn., in Raleigh Circuit Court on Feb. 23.

The plaintiff gave the defendant notice of her resignation from the local store branch in Beckley effective Oct. 10, 2014. Stating that she allowed the prerequisite amount of time prior to leaving, Adkins maintains that Little General Store breached its duty and violated state law by not paying all of her wages under the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act

According to the complaint, Little General failed to abide by state employment law. The plaintiff requests appointment as class representative and her attorneys as class counsel. Adkins seeks judgment and damages, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs.

She is represented in the case by Todd Bailess and Joy Mega of Bailess Law of Charleston; and Rodney Smith and Jonathan Marshall of Bailey & Glasser of Charleston. The case has been assigned to Judge John A. Hutchison.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number: 15-C-129

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