Wal-Mart employee claims store fired him after filing Workers’ Compensation claim
Posted on September 11th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
An Illinois plaintiff has filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County against his former employer, Wal-Mart, alleging he was terminated in retaliation for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim for an injury he sustained on the job in December 2008. Ten days after being injured, plaintiff’s doctor treated his injury and gave orders for him to take off work. In April, plaintiff notified Wal-Mart that he had contacted an attorney to assist him with a Worker’s Compensation claim. A month later, he forwarded off-work slips from his doctor on May 14 and May 28 showing he was still unable to return to work. Two weeks later, Wal-Mart fired plaintiff, which he claims was in retaliation for filing the Worker’s Comp claim. In the suit, he alleged that Wal-Mart knowingly fired him as punishment for his complaint and in attempt to deter other employees from filing such claims. As a result of his termination, plaintiff claimed a loss of wages, reputation and future employability. He is seeking a judgment in excess of $100,000, plus costs. If you were injured on the job, you may have a Workers’ Compensation claim. Because of the nature of these claims, it is important you seek legal counsel to help you with the process of recovering benefits.
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