Woman accuses Verizon Wireless of wage payment violations

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 11, 2015

WHEELING - A woman is suing Verizon Wireless after she claims it violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. Ashley Stender was employed by Verizon and worked for the defendant until her employment was terminated on Oct. 1, according to a complaint originally filed in Ohio Circuit Court and removed to federal court. Stender claims the defendant did not pay all owed wages to her until Oct. 17 and Oct. 31.


WHEELING - A woman is suing Verizon Wireless after she claims it violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Ashley Stender was employed by Verizon and worked for the defendant until her employment was terminated on Oct. 1, according to a complaint originally filed in Ohio Circuit Court and removed to federal court.

Stender claims the defendant did not pay all owed wages to her until Oct. 17 and Oct. 31. The defendant violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act by failing to pay Stender's final wages in a timely manner, according to the suit.

Stender is suing on behalf of herself and other similarly situated persons, including all persons formerly employed by the defendant in West Virginia who were discharged and not paid their full wages within 72 hours.

The defendant's actions caused Stender and others damages, according to the suit.

Stender is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by Todd S. Bailess of Bailess Law PLLC.

The case is assigned to District Judge John Preston Bailey.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number: 5:15-cv-00097

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