Woman sues former employer for lost IRA funds, defamation and emotional distress

By The Madison County Record | Apr 2, 2015

A Collinsville woman is seeking matching IRA funds from her former employer.

According to a lawsuit filed March 10 in Madison County Circuit Court, Tanya Pruitt, who was fired on March 10, 2014, is seeking IRA funds from her former boss, James Hill, owner of Hillside Pet Clinic.

"Hill failed to put Pruitt's contributions from her paycheck and the matching funds into any IRA account for Pruitt," the suit states.

Hill is accused of keeping Pruitt's IRA money from her paycheck and keeping the matching funds that were supposed to go into Pruitt's IRA account, an act that amounts to "fraudulent theft."

Pruitt seeks in excess of $50,000.

Pruitt is also suing for defamation of character and intentional infliction of emotional distress, for which she seeks damages in excess of $100,000.

Pruitt is represented by Michael Brunton of Brunton Law Offices of Collinsville, Ill.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-325.

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