CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing Rite Aid of West Virginia, Inc. after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated.
Scott Paul, an employee of Rite Aid, was also named as a defendant in the suit.
Amy M. Gillispie was employed by the defendant from May 23, 20006, until May 12, 2010, according to a complaint filed Oct. 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Gillispie claims Paul, who was her supervisor, made sexual advances toward her, including physically touching her, physically grabbing her and making inappropriate comments of a sexual and harassing nature toward her.
In retaliation for refusing Paul's sexual advances, Gillispie's employment was willfully, maliciously and unlawfully terminated, according to the suit.
Gillispie claims the defendants also failed to pay her final wages within 72 hours of discharge, which violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.
The defendants' illegal and improper conduct and were in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act, according to the suit.
Gillispie is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Todd S. Bailess and Joy B. Mega.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-1815