A former manager of a Subway restaurant in Charleston, West Virginia, has filed suit against her former employer for wrongful termination, sexual harassment and discrimination. Tracy Scott Bennet worked in a franchise owned by The Hammond Group Inc. from 2010 to 2011 as a "sandwich artist," and from 2011 to 2012 as a district manager. The franchisee group owns and operates 20 Subway restaurants in West Virginia.
According to The West Virginia Record, Bennet cited Hammond Group Director of Operations Kermit Ball for repeated sexual harassment complaints regarding jokes and comments made by Ball, including a formal written complain on behalf of herself and several other employees in April 2012. She was terminated in October 2012. The lawsuit seeks punitive damages, court costs and any other relief a court sees fit.
This is the second harassment and wrongful termination suit to be filed recently in the Kanawha Circuit Court. Previously, an ex-police officer filed suit against the department after being harassed and terminated following his divorce from the chief of police's wife's cousin. Thompson, the officer in question, was reportedly harassed by both the police chief and a captain whom he had previously dated.
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