Woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated by Chase Bank

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — A former employee is suing JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Debbie Parsons filed a complaint against her former employer in Kanawha Circuit Court, alleging that the financial institution violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act and West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that in spring of 2016 she was diagnosed with severe right thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis that may require surgery and medical leave. She was terminated on Feb. 2, 2018 and was caused to suffer loss of wages and benefits, emotional and mental distress, embarrassment, anxiety and annoyance. 

The plaintiff holds JPMorgan Chase Bank NA responsible because the defendant allegedly wrongfully interfered with her FMLA rights, retaliated against her, terminated her employment for attempting to exercise her FMLA rights and failed to timely pay her final wages after her termination in accordance with the state law. Parsons requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, litigation costs and expenses, interest and such other just and appropriate relief. She is represented by Kristina Thomas Whiteaker and David L. Grubb of The Grubb Law Group PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 19-c-41

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