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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Woman claims age discrimination in employment termination


By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

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CLARKSBURG — A woman is seeking damages, claiming that she was unfairly terminated from her position; her case has been moved to federal court.

Mary Kinsley filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia - Clarksburg Division against the West Virginia University Alumni Association (WVUAA) and West Virginia University.

According to the complaint, in 2017, Kinsley was 55 years old, employed by the WVUAA and did her work consistent with the requirements of the position. She took a leave of absence to care for her elderly mother on Feb. 13, 2017, and was informed that she would be terminated on March 2, 2017. She applied for 25 positions but was not hired for any of them.

The case has been removed from state to federal court.

WVUAA is accused of ageism and unfair termination.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by Jeffrey M. Wakefield of Flaherty, Sensabaugh and Bonasso PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Irene Keeley.

Northern District Court of West Virginia case number 19-CV-16

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