WAYNE – A former employee is suing Grayson Assisted Living Facilities Inc. after he claims it failed to pay his attorney’s fees.
Cameron Brown was employed with Grayson and submitted his resignation in June, according to a complaint filed in Wayne Circuit Court.
Brown claims in his final paycheck, Grayson deducted $32.50 for company reimbursement and when he contacted the defendant, he was informed the deduction was related to a criminal background check.
The plaintiff never authorized the deduction, nor did not sign any agreement which would otherwise obligate him to pay for any expense associated with Grayson performing a criminal background check, according to the suit.
Brown claims he retained counsel, who sent a letter to Kevin Grayson, the principal owner of the defendant, regarding the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act claim and Grayson responded that the monies had been held out in error from his last paycheck and he indicated his willingness to pay that amount, but not the additional damages to which Brown was entitled under the Act.
On June 30, Brown’s counsel reminded Grayson of those obligations and demanded payment for them and on July 6, Grayson paid the monies owed to the plaintiff, but he neglected to pay the attorney’s fees, according to the suit.
Brown claims on July 8, his attorney reminded Grayson of that obligation and threatened to file suit if he did not honor the responsibility, which he did not.
Brown is seeking an order from the court which finds that Grayson is responsible for the payment of reasonable attorney fees and costs, as allowed under the WVWPCA. He is being represented by Timothy P. Rosinsky of Rosinsky Law Office.
Wayne Circuit Court case number: 16-C-106