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Family service counselor alleges wrongful termination

By Michael Abella | Mar 7, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A family service counselor is suing two non-profit corporations for allegedly terminating her employment after she filed a claim for workers' compensation benefits.

Deborah Beavers filed a complaint on March 2 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Wellspring Resources and Centerstone of Illinois Inc., alleging the non-profit corporations violated the Worker's Compensation Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 18, 2015, she was wrongfully discharged from her employment after she sought workers' compensation benefits.

As a result, she claims she suffered loss of income, a damaged reputation and loss of employment opportunities.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against each defendant in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit.

She is represented by Thomas E. Hilderbrand of Thomas E. Hildebrand Law Office in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 2017-L-316

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