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Verizon wage payment violation lawsuit goes to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 12, 2016


CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing Verizon Communications after she claims it violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Kelly Renee Carney was employed by Verizon in its call center in Clarksburg, according to a complaint filed in Harrison Magistrate Court and removed to federal court.

Carney claims she was out on short term disability in 2014 and was a member of a collective bargaining unit represented by the Communication Workers of America.

The defendant did not pay severance benefits in a timely manner, according to the suit.

Carney claims the defendant’s actions violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Carney is seeking liquidated damages of triple her untimely paid wages and benefits. She is representing herself.

Verizon is represented by Richard W. Gallagher and E. Ryan Kennedy of Robinson & McElwee; and Robert F. Holland of McGuire Woods LLP.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number: 1:16-cv-00054

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