CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., on behalf of herself and others similarly situated after she claims the restaurant violated West Virginia Code.

Robin S. Reed was employed at Cracker Barrel from 2006 until Oct. 8, according to a complaint filed Nov. 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Reed claims Cracker Barrel is obligated to pay its employees working in West Virginia pursuant to the requirements of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, but failed to do so.

Cracker Barrel regularly failed to pay discharged employees all wages due within 72 hours of their discharge dates, including Reed, who did not receive her final wages until Oct. 15, according to the suit.

Reed claims because Cracker Barrel violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, she and others similarly situated, are entitled to treble damages.

The defendant’s actions caused Reed to suffer damages, according to the suit.

Reed is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Todd S. Bailess, Joy B. Mega, Rodney A. Smith and Jonathan R. Marshall.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-2225

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