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Gino's Pizza of Malden alleged to have terminated woman for filing workers' compensation claim


By Carrie Bradon | Jul 3, 2019

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CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman alleges she was terminated by her employer because she filed a workers' compensation claim.

Avondel Hancock filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Local Restaurant Group LLC, doing business as Gino's Pizza of Malden, alleging violation of state code.

The suit states that the plaintiff began her employment with the defendant in April 2014. On Oct. 7, 2017, she was injured while on the job and filed a workers' compensation claim. The suit states she was terminated in Dec. 6, 2017, and she alleges her workers' compensation claim was a factor in her termination.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by J. Michael Ranson and Cynthia M. Ranson of Ranson Law Offices PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Charles King.

 Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-439

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