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Headwaters CM Services accused of improper termination

By Michael Abella | Oct 31, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A former employee is suing Headwaters CM Services LLC and supervisor Chris Basso, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts and wrongful termination.

Richard S. Jones Sr. filed a complaint on Oct. 11 in Madison County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they violated the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 6, he was performing maintenance on a belt feed when his hand was severely and permanently injured. He immediately sought medical attention at Headwaters' expense. He claims he was terminated on May 5 after seeking workers' compensation benefits.

As a result of his termination, he has suffered lost wages and benefits, emotional distress and loss of reputation, the suit claims.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in a proper and reasonable amount. He is represented by Robert C. Nelson of Nelson & Nelson, Attorneys at Law PC in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1427

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