PRINCETON — A Mercer County man is suing Kroger, alleging age discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress and wrongful termination.
Jason Lambert filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against The Kroger Company, alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, on Jan. 25, Lambert was terminated after 20 years of service with The Kroger Company. Lambert says he has suffered lost wages and benefits, damage to dignity, mental anguish, humiliation and inconvenience.
The plaintiff alleges Kroger terminated his employment because of his age (38) and replaced him with a younger, female employee.
Lambert seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, court costs and all other proper and just relief. He is represented by attorneys Tammy Bowles of Tammy Bowles Raines Law Office PLLC in Charleston and by Anthony M. Salvatore of Hewitt & Salvatore PLLC in Fayetteville.
Mercer Circuit Court case number 18-C-291