EDWARDSVILLE — A former employee is suing Laura Buick GMC for allegedly terminating his employment after he sought workers' compensation.
Richard W. Kindle filed a complaint on Jan. 30 in Madison County Circuit Court against Laura Buick GMC Inc., alleging the car dealer violated the Illinois Workers Compensation Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 30, 2016, he was involved in an on-the-job accident and was disabled for a period of time, leading him to exercise his legal rights to workers' compensation. As a result, the plaintiff alleges, he was discharged from his employment.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant discriminated and retaliated against him by terminating his employment for seeking his workers' compensation rights under the law.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for a fair and just award in an amount in excess of $50,000 plus costs of this suit.
He is represented by Jon E. Rosenstengel of Bonifield and Rosenstengel, PC in Belleville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-139