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Woman alleges she was constructively terminated by Little General Store for taking medical leave

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2019


CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman alleges she was constructively terminated from her job because she took medical leave.

Sylvia Mitchem filed a complaint June 4 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Little General Store Inc. alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act and other counts.

The suit states that the plaintiff was forced to quit or be fired in November 2017 over her excused absence for medical leave. The plaintiff alleges that she was further retaliated against when she stood up for an African-American employee who was wrongfully accused of selling alcohol to an underage person.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant treated her differently than male employees by retaliating against her for taking medical leave.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by D. Adrian Hoosier II of Hoosier Law Firm PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Louis Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-571

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