Woman sues Verizon for wage payment violations

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 3, 2015

WHEELING – A woman is suing Verizon Wireless after she claims it failed to pay her final wages in full in a timely manner.

Verizon Wireless Network Procurement LP is doing business as Cellco Partnership.

Ashley Stender was employed by Verizon until her employment was terminated on Oct. 1, 2014, according to a complaint filed in Ohio Circuit Court.

Stender claims the defendant was obligated to pay its employees pursuant to the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act and did not pay her all of her owed wages until on or after Oct. 17, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2014.

The proposed class in the lawsuit is all persons formerly employed by the defendant in West Virginia at any time five years prior to the filing of the lawsuit who were discharged and not paid their full wages within 72 hours of discharge, according to the suit.

Stender claims the putative class is so numerous that joinder of all members in impractical her claims are typical of those of the putative class and will fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.

The defendant violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act by failing to pay Stender and the class members in a timely manner, according to the suit.

Stender is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Rodney A. Smith and Todd S. Bailess of Bailess Smith PLLC.

Ohio Circuit Court case number 15-C-300

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