HUNTINGTON — A Wayne County teacher is suing the county school board, alleging unlawful discrimination, retaliation and constructive discharge.

Jane Roe filed a complaint Jan. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against the Wayne County Board of Education, alleging the defendant deliberately interfered with her Family and Medical Leave Act rights.

According to the complaint, Roe, who had worked as a full-time teacher since 2007-08, was forced by the defendant's actions to resign from her employment. The suit says this caused her to suffer lost income and benefits, emotional distress and lapse in her insurance, resulting in increased expenses for her health care and other monetary damages. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant unlawfully intruded on her private and confidential medical information, made unfounded accusations against Roe and disciplined her when she said she was eligible for and/or required leave under the FMLA due to flashbacks from an abusive childhood.

Roe seeks trial by jury, compensatory and liquidated damages of $100 per day for each day of violation, reinstatement and/or front pay, costs of litigation, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other remedies allowed by law. She is represented by attorney Hoyt Glazer of Law Office of Hoyt Glazer LLC in Huntington.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Case number 3:17-cv-00094

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