Housekeeper alleges Greatway Hospitality fired her for refusing to lie regarding litigation

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 23, 2019

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County woman alleges she was terminated from her position as head housekeeper by her employer for refusing to lie in a pending litigation against it.

Cayla Peck filed a complaint in Raleigh Circuit Court against Greatway Hospitality LLC citing the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

The suit states that the plaintiff was hired by the defendant in 2015 as a head housekeeper at its Fairfield Inn Hotel. The suit states during her employment, the defendant was the subject of a discrimination claim filed by a former employee. She alleges the defendant "attempted to force (her) to change her story and to not testify truthfully as to what occurred," which she refused. The suit states she was later terminated as a result.

The plaintiff claims that she is still owed two bonuses that she was owed prior to her termination.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Greg A. Hewitt of Hewitt & Salvatore PLLC in Fayetteville.

The case has been assigned to Judge Robert A. Burnside Jr.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 19-C-104

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