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Former School Building Authority of West Virginia executive alleges she was fired after stroke

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By Marian Johns | Aug 19, 2019

CHARLESTON – The former director of administration for the School Building Authority of West Virginia alleges she was fired due to her medical conditions and disabilities and is still owed wages and benefits according to state law. 

Stella Gill filed the complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against School Building Authority of West Virginia alleging disability discrimination and violation of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA). 

The suit states Gill began working for the defendant in 2005 as director of administration. She alleges while at work on Feb. 6, she experienced stroke symptoms, was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a mini stroke. 

The plaintiff alleges on Feb. 11, she was notified that she was being placed on a two-week suspension for alleged inappropriate activity. She alleges she was never provided specific facts of the alleged activity and was terminated Feb. 23.

The plaintiff alleges she was discriminated against because of her disability and that the defendant failed to pay her wages and fringe benefits in full within the time mandated by the WPCA.

Gill seeks past, present and future lost wages and damages for her loss of retirement benefits. She is represented by Kurt E. Entsminger and Phillip Estep of Estep Entsminger Law Group in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-c-657

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