EDWARDSVILLE – A woman is suing George Weber Chevrolet Company, Julie Lewis and Kevin Lewis, alleging hostile work environment, harassment, retaliation and discrimination.
Alexandria Thompson filed a complaint on June 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they violated the Civil Rights Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was subjected to sexual harassment by defendant Kevin Lewis in the form of inappropriate sexual comments, uninvited and unwanted touching and humiliation. As a result, she says, she has suffered and will continue to suffer emotional distress, mental anguish, pain and suffering, lost wages and lost benefits. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to take reasonable steps in preventing and remedying her complaint of harassment and discrimination and terminated her employment on Jan. 26, 2015 in retaliation for her reporting harassment, discrimination and hostile work environment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor in an amount in excess of $50,000, cost of suit, pre-judgment interest and any other relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Michael J. Brunton and Mary M. Stewart of Brunton Law Offices PC in Collinsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 16L794