Challenge Unlimited employee claims retaliatory discharge

Kelly Holleran Mar. 3, 2009, 7:39am

A former Challenge Unlimited and Residential Options employee is suing the companies over her alleged wrongful firing after she filed for workers' compensation.

Alice Kreftmeyer claims she was injured while working for Challenge Unlimited and Residential Options on May 8.

After she pursued workers' compensation benefits, she was fired on May 30, according to the complaint filed Feb. 25 in Madison County Circuit Court.

"Said firing was in retaliation for Plaintiff requesting workers' compensation benefits," the suit states.

Because of her termination, Kreftmeyer alleges she suffered mental anguish, emotional distress, pain, suffering and lost wages.

In the two-count suit, she is seeking compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $100,000, plus attorneys' fees and costs.

Thomas O. Falb of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0167

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