CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing TRG Customer Solutions for wrongful termination of her employment because she was pregnant.
Amber Holcomb was employed by the defendant and on June 9, 2011, she requested a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to a complaint filed June 11 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Holcomb claims two days later she was working an overtime shift and discussed her pregnancy with her immediate supervisor.
That same day that she discussed her pregnancy, Holcomb was discharged from her employment for allegedly being rude to a customer, according to the suit.
Holcomb claims the defendant discharged her in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
The defendant's conduct was an intentional and unreasonable intrusion upon Holcomb's statutory rights, according to the suit.
Holcomb is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Fred. F. Holroyd.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-1082