Human resources worker accuses Gestamp of wrongful termination

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

CHARLESTON — A human resources worker is suing her former employers, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Kristina M. Dodd filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Gestamp West Virginia LLC, Gestamp North America Inc. and Scott Hughes, violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, Dodd had worked at the defendants' stamping plant in South Charleston since Oct. 2015. The suit says despite performing her duties in a satisfactory manner, she was involuntarily discharged May 3, 2017. Dodd says she has suffered lost wages and benefits, indignity, embarrassment and humiliation. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants subjected her to racial and sex discrimination and retaliated against her and terminated her employment for complaining about pay disparity.

Dodd seeks trial by jury, all damages, plus interest, attorney fees, court costs and all further relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Todd S. Bailess and Jeffrey A. Foster of Bailess Smith PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-738

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