EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing her former employer, an Alton embroidery and screen printing company, and the company's owner over claims they unlawfully terminated her employment.
Tammy Schmidt filed a lawsuit May 2 in Madison County Circuit Court against Langa Resource Group Inc., doing business as Logo It!, and Casey Hamberg, alleging retaliatory discharge and willful and wanton conduct.
While still employed at Logo It!, Schmidt was diagnosed with Baker's cysts on her knees, bilateral carpal tunnel, and persistent back pain, for which she filed workers' compensation claims in December 2015.
Each time Schmidt requested time off from work because of her work-related injuries, she was allegedly reprimanded for having a "bad attitude." In January, the suit states the defendants fired Schmidt in retaliation for her filing workers' compensation claims. As a result, Schmidt has sustained loss of past and future income and benefits, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Schmidt seeks a jury trial, a judgment of more than $50,000, punitive damages, interests, attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by attorney John Dale Stobbs of Stobbs Sinclair & Associates in Alton.
Madison County Circuit Court Case number 16-L-611