Female employee accuses Beckley business of harassment

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2018

BECKLEY — A Raleigh County woman is suing a Beckley business and supervisor, alleging a hostile work environment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, retaliation and sexual harassment.

Ashley Cary filed a complaint in Raleigh Circuit Court against WC Workshop Inc., doing business as Tamarack, and Jason Graves, alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act. 

According to the complaint, Cary, who began work for the defendant in September 2017, was subjected to Graves' unwelcome physical contact and harassment, and the action or inaction of Tamarack in dismissing her complaints against her supervisor.

The suit says on Jan. 29, 2018, Cary was discharged, leading to economic and emotional damages, including lost wages and benefits, humiliation, mental pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of dignity and embarrassment. 

The plaintiff alleges Tamarack and Graves altered the conditions of Cary's employment, created a hostile work environment, and forced Cary into a constructive dismissal from the severe and pervasive harassment and discrimination to which she was constantly subjected.

Cary seeks trial by jury, damages, back pay and front pay, attorney fees, court costs, interest and all other just relief. She is represented by attorneys Robert B. Warner and Kameron T. Miller of Warner Law Offices PLLC in Charleston.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 18-C-447

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