Former employee accuses Wal-Mart of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 2, 2017

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County woman is suing Wal-Mart, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Cora Parker filed a complaint May 11 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores East LP and Shawnette Dean, alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, on July 27, 2015, Parker, who had worked for Wal-Mart since 2010,  was terminated from her employment, leading to economic loss, emotional distress, embarrassment and mental anguish. The suit says Parker had filed a workers' compensation after being injured on the job July 7, 2015.

The plaintiff alleges Wal-Mart Stores East discriminated and retaliated against her because of her age (60) and disability and terminated her employment for filing a workers' compensation claim.

Parker seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees and court costs and all other just and proper relief. She is represented by attorneys J. Michael Ranson and Cynthia M. Ranson of Ranson Law Offices in Charleston, and by G. Patrick Jacobs of Jacobs Law Office in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 17-C-663

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