Marshall Deputy Sues Wendy's and Three Former Employees

…is suing Wendy's after an employee admitted to putting pubic hair on the deputy's cheeseburger…The lawsuit sites negligence on Wendy's part for not providing reasonable care to protect patrons from unsafe conditions. It also sites negligent hiring practices, stating Wendy's failed to employ competent and careful employees. The lawsuit alleges failure to supervise, as well.

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December 3, 2009

Marshall Deputy Sues Wendy's and Three Former Employees
A Marshall County Sheriff's deputy is suing Wendy's after an employee admitted to putting pubic hair on the deputy's cheeseburger.
Melissa Reid

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MOUNDSVILLE — Deputy Rodney Sleeth and his wife have filed a civil lawsuit against the Wendy's in Moundsville.

The lawsuit also names three former employees, Thomas Bender, Joshua Monroe, and Cassandra Grover.

The lawsuit sites negligence on Wendy's part for not providing reasonable care to protect patrons from unsafe conditions. It also sites negligent hiring practices, stating Wendy's failed to employ competent and careful employees. The lawsuit alleges failure to supervise, as well.

"It would be inappropriate for us to comment at this time as it is the subject of a pending civil lawsuit. The individuals alleged to have engaged in wrongdoing are no longer with the company," said Tim Thompson, owner of the Wendy's in Moundsville.

Back in May, Thomas Bender entered a guilty plea to food tampering and was sentenced to six months in prison. His alleged co-conspirator, Joshua Monroe, has not gone to trial yet.

Sleeth and his wife are seeking damages and punitive damages.

They are being represented by attorney David Jividen, of Wheeling, and have requested a jury trial.

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