CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing Four Points by Sheraton after she claims her employment was terminated based on her age.

BBL Carlton Charleston House LLC is doing business as Four Points by Sheraton.

Patricia Helen Stamper was employed by the defendant from August 2008 until April, according to a complaint filed Feb. 6 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Stamper claims sometime in 2011, the defendant purchased the hotel and, shortly after the purchase, she began feeling as though her age was a factor in the defendant's employment actions.

In April, Stamper, was terminated from her employment at the age of 69, according to the suit.

Stamper claims the termination was a result of downsizing and the defendant terminated five other employees, all of which were beyond 40 years of age.

The defendant replaced Stamper and the other employees with substantially younger individuals, according to the suit.

Stamper claims the defendants violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act and caused her damages.

The defendants actions also caused Stamper to suffer indignity, embarrassment and humiliation, according to the suit.

Stamper is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Stephen B. Farmer and Matthew H. Nelson of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-308

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