Former employee sues Family Dollar, alleges sexual harassment

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2013

CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing Family Dollar Corporation, Inc., after she claims she was sexually harassed by a supervisor.

James McCallister, an employee of Family Dollar, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Amanda Jeffrey was employed by the defendants, according to a complaint filed Jan. 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Jeffrey claims during her employment, McCallister created a hostile work environment by making inappropriate comments and making inappropriate physical contact.

McCallister’s conduct was unwelcome and unwanted, according to the suit.

Jeffrey claims in October she clocked out and did not return to her employment with Family Dollar because she could no longer tolerate the hostile working conditions created by McCallister.

McCallister has harassed employees of Family Dollar in the past and continues to remain employed at Family Dollar, according to the suit.

Jeffrey claims the defendants’ actions have caused her embarrassment, emotional and mental distress and loss of personal dignity.

The defendants violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act by creating a hostile working environment, according to the suit.

Jeffrey is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Paul M. Stroebel.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-54

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