West Virginia employees who work based on commission believe that they will get paid what they are owed for the hard work that they do. A woman who worked outside the state claims that she was fired unjustly so that her former employer would not be forced to pay her commission and other payments she believes she is owed. She has sued the company for a wrongful termination in a federal court.
The plaintiff worked for Combined Insurance Company of America, and one of her duties was collecting signatures on new policies. She alleges that one of her clients contacted her and asked if they could meet outside the state due to weather conditions. The woman claims she obliged and met the client at the designated location to collect the signatures.
Even though it was the client's idea to go outside the state, she claims that her employer fired her. She maintains that the problems did not stop there. After she was terminated, she apparently filed for unemployment and was denied. Additionally, she claims that the company did not pay her the commissions she was due and filed complaints against her with insurance officials.
One of the plaintiff's associates attended the meeting and allegedly did not receive any discipline. That woman also has a lawsuit against her for plotting with other people to retaliate and discriminate against the plaintiff. West Virginia workers who believe they have been fired unjustly may choose to file claims against their employers to seek financial relief for any lost wages and other damages. They also may be returned to their former positions, based upon the individual circumstances of the cases.
Source: wvrecord.com, "Former insurance sales manager claims wrongful discharge", Robert Hadley, Feb. 22, 2016