Maintenance worker contests his termination in lawsuit

Kelly Holleran May 14, 2009, 9:27am

A Medora man says he was wrongfully fired from his maintenance job, even after he provided a corrected doctor's excuse.

In a lawsuit filed May 12 in Madison County Circuit Court, Clifford Slightom says National Maintenance and Repair terminated him on Nov. 20.

Slightom had worked for the company since March 25, 1991, according to the complaint.

According to National Maintenance and Repair's written policy, employees are allowed to take up to 12 unexcused or personal days off per year. They are also allowed one chance per year to correct an error made on a doctor's excuse, court records indicate.

However, when Slightom provided a corrected doctor's excuse on Nov. 13, National Maintenance and Repair did not accept it. Instead, the company fired him, causing him to lose wages and benefits, the suit states.

Slightom is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

Bob L. Perica of The Perica Law Firm in Wood River will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-486.

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