WINFIELD – A Putnam County company is alleged to have terminated an employee because of his age.
Randall K. Wymer filed a complaint Oct. 10 in Putnam Circuit Court against Ace Truck of West Virginia Inc., doing business as Baker Truck Equipment, and Jeff Kessinger alleging that they violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendants in 2001 and discharged Oct. 12, 2015, when the plaintiff was 57 years old.
The plaintiff holds Ace Truck of West Virginia Inc., doing business as Baker Truck Equipment, and Kessinger responsible because the defendants allegedly discriminated against him and terminated his employment because of age.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks back pay and employment benefits, reinstatement or front pay, compensatory and punitive damages, litigation expenses and any further legal and equitable relief. He is represented by J. Michael Ranson and Cynthia M. Ranson of Ranson Law Offices in Charleston and G. Patrick Jacobs of Jacobs Law Offices in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joseph Reeder.
Putnam Circuit Court case number 17-C-202