First Community Bank accused of age discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2017

BECKLEY – A Daniels woman alleges she was subjected to age discrimination by her former banking employer.

BECKLEY – A Daniels woman alleges she was subjected to age discrimination by her former banking employer.

Nancy Lonker-Poff filed a complaint Oct. 6 in Raleigh Circuit Court against First Community Bank and Robin Phillips alleging that the employer and supervisor violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff worked for First Community Bank from 1968 to 1993 and from 2005 to 2016. She alleges First Community subjected her and other co-workers to age discrimination by interfering with their work performance.

The plaintiff holds First Community Bank and Phillips responsible because the defendants allegedly created an offensive, intimidating and abusive work environment in motivation to discharge the plaintiff because of her age and terminated her employment and replaced her with a younger employee.

The plaintiff seeks general and punitive damages, attorney's fees and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by John Einreinhofer of Law Offices of John Einreinhofer in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Andrew Dimlich.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 17-C-553

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