Employer faces suit over “retaliatory discharge”
Posted on June 16th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Only one day after sustaining a work-related injury, a plaintiff from Granite City, Illinois was fired from her job. According to her suit against her employer, filed in St. Clair County, the plaintiff claims that the defendant terminated her employment in retaliation for her request that they pay for her medical expenses. Since her injury occurred within the scope of her employment with the defendant, she was entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits in the state of Illinois. By firing her before she could exercise this right, the plaintiff, “lost wages, benefits and bonuses and has suffered embarrassment, humiliation, and emotional distress.” After sustaining a work-related injury, it is important to know your options under the Workers’ Compensation Act of your state.
At Page Cagle in St. Louis, we have the talent and know-how to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact a Worker’s Compensation Attorney in our office today for a free initial compensation.