CHARLESTON - A Logan County woman has filed a suit against Wal-Mart, claiming she was fired after she informed human resources of inappropriate conduct taking place among the store supervisors.
Sherry Muncy filed the suit May 15 in Kanawha Circuit Court. The suit is against Wal-Mart as well as supervisors Dwight Neal and Calvin Stapleton.
According to the suit, Muncy was an assistant store manager at Wal-Mart. While employed there, she claims Neal and other employees subjected her to unwanted and unwelcome hostile remarks, including some of a sexual nature.
Muncy claims she informed the human resources manager of the inappropriate conduct, but no action was taken to stop the hostile behavior.
On Oct. 26, 2007, Muncy was discharged, which she claims is retaliation because of her reports on the harassment that was occurring in the workplace.
In the three-count suit, Muncy claims her termination is a violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act. She seeks compensation, including back pay, front pay, damages for humiliation, embarrassment, emotional and mental distress and loss of personal dignity, as well as punitive damages.
Attorney Paul Stroebel is representing Muncy. The case has been assigned to Judge Charles King.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 08-C-946