Former employee sues Primecare for termination

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 29, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing Primecare Medical of West Virginia after she claims her employment was terminated immediately after she informed them that she intended to take a new job in the future.

Tonya McClung was employed by the defendant as a nurse and had accumulated sick leave/vacation time when she informed her employer that she intended to take a new job sometime in the future, according to a complaint filed Feb. 25 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

McClung claims it was her intention to provide the defendant proper notice and amply opportunity to replace her, but instead, the defendant terminated her employment and refused to pay her for her accumulated sick leave/vacation time.

The defendant violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, according to the suit.

McClung is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest and liquidated damages. She is being represented by Paul M. Stroebel.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-322

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