WHEELING – An Ohio woman is suing
her former employer for allegedly not providing her final paycheck within
the statutory time frame.
Belinda Whittaker filed the suit May 16
in Ohio Circuit Court against BFS Foods Inc.
Until March 22, Whittaker worked at BFS
Foods' Elm Grove location, Marathon Gas Station, when she was advised
she was being suspended for up to five days, the suit alleges. On
March 28, her employment was terminated, she claims.
The next regular payday after
Whittaker's employment ended was April 4, when she should have
received her final paycheck, according to the complaint.
She did not receive it within the time
dictated by law, which is a violation of the Wage Payment and
Collection Act, the suit alleges.
Whittaker demands a trial by jury as
well as a judgment against BFS Foods, liquidated damages, attorney
fees, court costs and any other damaged deemed appropriate. She is
represented by Sandra K. Law of Schrader Byrd & Companion PLLC in
Ohio Circuit Court Case number 16-C-147