Ohio resident files suit against sports promotion business

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 10, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE — An Ohio resident is suing Scholastic Sports Marketing LLC, a sports promotion business, alleging retaliation, gender discrimination, promissory/equitable estoppel, retaliatory discharge and violation of wage laws.

Amy M. Wear filed a complaint on May 27 in Marshall Circuit Court against the defendant, alleging that the sports promotion business terminated her employment unjustly.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in January 2015, she attended a mandatory training in North Carolina. The training and development representative showed interest in the plaintiff and made sexual advances, the suit says. In a phone conversation, the plaintiff informed the company president, James Companion Jr., of the incident, then noted that Companion became hostile toward the plaintiff and showed intentions to terminate her despite the fact that he had convinced her to transfer to Scholastic Sports Marketing from her previous work, which paid well, the suit says. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because the defendant allegedly did not investigate the plaintiff's complaint and failed to reprimand the training and development representative in question. She received hostility for raising her complaints and was terminated, depriving her of her final wages within 72 hours of her last hour of employment, she claims.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages for all economic losses; compensatory damages in an amount to be determined at trial for annoyance, inconvenience, humiliation, embarrassment and other general damages; punitive damages; pre-judgment interest; reasonable attorney's fees and costs; and such other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Nicholas A. Wininsky of Wininsky Law Offices in Pittsburgh.

Marshall Circuit Court Case number 16-c-84c

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