CHARLESTON -- A Fayette County woman is suing her former employer after she claims she was wrongfully terminated.

Mary Selinger worked for Loved Ones In Home Care Inc. and claims she consistently performed her duties in a satisfactory manner, according to a complaint filed Feb. 1 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Selinger claims when she was informed she would no longer be paid time-and-a-half for overtime work, she complained about the policy change and notified the defendant of her belief that it was a violation of the law.

Selinger claims she also informed the defendant she would call the labor board to determine of the policy change was legal.

Shortly after she informed the defendant of what she would do, Loved Ones In Home Care "unlawfully and maliciously terminated the plaintiffs employment."

Selinger claims the defendant's actions were willful, wanton and/or undertaken with reckless disregard and/or reckless indifference to her rights.

Selinger is seeking lost wages and benefits, back pay, compensatory damages and punitive damages. She is being represented by Mark A. Atkinson and Paul L. Frampton Jr. of Atkinson & Polak, PLLC.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-183

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