Casey's store manager says she was fired for filing work comp claim

Andrea Dearden Nov. 16, 2011, 7:00am

A Bridgeport, Ill. woman says she was fired from her job at a convenience store after filing a workers' compensation claim.

Rosemary Green makes the claim in a lawsuit filed Nov. 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Casey's General Stores Inc.

According to the complaint, Green was hired as a clerk in the Lawrence County Casey's store in April 2002 and promoted to store manager in February 2003. Green says she was arranging products on a store shelf in January 2010 when she tripped over several boxes on the floor and fell backwards.

During the fall, Green says she hit an ATM machine installed inside the store. She says the impact caused serious injuries to her back. Green says the injury happened while performing her duties as store manager, so she filed a workers' compensation claim. Green says she was fired from the Casey's General Store in March 2010 and alleges the termination came because she pursued compensation for her injuries.

Green accuses Casey's General Stores of retaliatory discharge and infliction of emotional distress. She is asking for more than $150,000 in damages for medical bills, loss of income and court costs.

Green is represented by attorney Greg Roosevelt of Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-1186

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