Former employee sues Platinum Corral, managers for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 1, 2011

HUNTINGTON -- An Ohio woman is suing her former employer after she claims she was wrongfully terminated from her employment after complaining about sexual harassment.

Charles Edwards and Ryan Bobick, two management employees at Platinum Corral LLC, were also named as defendants in the suit.

Carrie Durst was employed by the defendants as a server from March until June 2010, according to a complaint filed May 3 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Durst claims in April 2010, Edwards started to act inappropriately toward her when he insisted she call him to help her move a camper and when she failed to do so, he became angry and "expressed his anger directly to her."

Edwards also gave Durst special attention by putting her in work sections that typically received more tips, according to the suit.

Durst claims one evening Edwards instructed all of the other servers to go home early, which only left the two of them. She claims she voiced her concerns to a backline manager, who relayed the concerns to Bobick, who then instructed the backline manager and two other servers to stay and close the restaurant.

The following day Durst was instructed to leave work early because Bobick had told her he planned to confront Edwards about her sexual harassment inappropriate conduct allegations, according to the suit.

Durst claims after the confrontation her hours were drastically cut from more than 30 hours her week to approximately nine hours each week and then down to less than eight.

On June 2, 2010, Durst's employment was terminated, according to the suit.

Durst is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Timothy P. Rosinsky.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 11-C-273

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