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Black employee files discrimination suit against Arcelormittal Weirton

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 10, 2019

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NEW CUMBERLAND – A Weirton woman is suing her employer alleging that she was subjected to a hostile work environment due to her race and gender.

Kyle Anita Wilson filed a complaint in Hancock Circuit Court against Arcelormittal Weirton LLC alleging gender and racial discrimination and other counts.

The suit states that the plaintiff began her employment with the defendant in June 2016 at its Weirton saw mill and is still currently employed by the defendant. She alleges she has been subject to unwarranted jokes and foul language regarding her African-American race and gender and that the defendant failed to have policies and procedures in place regarding racial discrimination.

The plaintiff also alleges the defendant failed to properly investigate and handle complaints of discrimination.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney's fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Erika Klie Kolenich of Klie Law Offices PLLC in Buckhannon.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David J. Sims.

Hancock Circuit Court case number 19-C-73

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