CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County woman is suing a West Virginia trucking business, manager and supervisor, alleging age discrimination and wrongful termination.

Judy C. Watts filed a lawsuit Sept. 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Ace Trucking of West Virginia Inc., doing business as Baker Tucker Equipment, Tracy Roy and Ned McKown, alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, on June 17, Watts was terminated from her employment after she notified her supervisor that the new, and younger, secretarial assistant she trained was fully trained and ready to serve. The suit says Watts was 69 at the time and her replacement was 38.

The termination, the lawsuit says, led to numerous compensatory damages. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide equal employment opportunity, wrongfully terminated her because of her age and immediately replaced her with a younger individual.

Watts seeks trial by jury judgment jointly and severally, for all damages she suffered, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and all other relief the court deems proper for violations of West Virginia laws. She is represented by attorney John W. Alderman of Law Offices of John W. Alderman in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-c-1422

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