CHARLESTON - A wrongful termination lawsuit against Summit Community Bank by a former employee was settled a year ago.
The plaintiff and the defendant appeared and represented to the court that all claims, matters and controversies have been fully settled, compromised and resolved between them, according to the Agreed Order of Dismissal filed July 23, 2012, in Kanawha Circuit Court.
The parties jointly moved that the court dismiss the civil action with prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(a) of the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure, according to the dismissal order.
Teri L. Roberts was employed at Summit Community Bank for approximately four-and-a-half years, according to a complaint filed June 3, 2011, in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Roberts claimed her employment was “willfully, maliciously and unlawfully terminated” on May 25.
As a result of the defendant’s actions, Roberts suffered lost wages and benefits, according to the suit.
Roberts claimed her employment was terminated because of her disability and/or perceived disability, as she has a neurological condition that causes seizures.
The defendant also failed to accommodate Roberts’ disability, which violates the West Virginia Human Rights Act, according to the suit.
Roberts was seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre-judgment interest. She was being represented by Mart A. Atkinson of Atkinson & Polak PLLC.
The defendant was represented by Mark H. Dellinger and Justin M. Harrison of Bowels Rice McDavid Graff & Love LLP.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-915