Kelly Holleran Feb. 24, 2014, 1:26pm

A man who worked at the Collinsville Wal-Mart is suing, alleging he lost his job after he filed for time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Raymond Bohnenstiehl filed suit Feb. 7 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart.

The plaintiff claims he was fired from Wal-Mart on April 4, 2012. He had been working for the store in Collinsville since April 21, 1998, and requested time off under the Family Medical Leave Act, according to the complaint. At the time he was fired, Bohnenstiehl was 70 years old and was replaced by an employee who was younger than 40, the suit states.

Because of his job loss, Bohnenstiehl claims he suffered emotional distress, mental anguish, pain and suffering and inconvenience and lost his enjoyment of life. He also lost wages and benefits, according to the complaint.

Bohnenstiehl seeks a judgment of more than $350,000, plus costs.

He is being represented by Michael J. Brunton and Mary M. Stewart of Brunton Law Offices in Collinsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-206.

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