Former employee says Stone Energy discriminated against her

By Kyla Asbury | May 12, 2011

MORGANTOWN – A former employee is suing Stone Energy Corporation after she claims she was discriminated against because of her age and her gender.

Richard Toothman, an employee of Stone Energy Corporation, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

C. Linda Slater was employed by the defendants from Dec. 16, 2009, until March 2, according to a complaint filed May 4 in Monongalia Circuit Court.

Slater claims despite the fact that she performed her work duties in a satisfactory manner, the defendants harbored adverse and discriminatory attitudes toward her based on her gender and/or age.

Stone Energy Corporation was aware of and condoned the discriminator attitude of Toothman and/or others toward women and/or older women, according to the suit.

Slater claims the defendants violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act by discriminating against her and terminating her employment based on her age and gender.

The defendants' actions were willful, wanton and/or undertaken in direct disregard for the rights of Slater, according to the suit.

Slater is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Allan N. Karlin, Jane E. Peak and Sarah W. Montoro.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number: 11-C-291

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