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Madison County couple sues Medline Industries for wrongful termination


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A Madison County couple who worked together are suing a warehouse operator for alleged retaliation and wrongful termination.

Derek and Sharon Marshall filed the lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court on June 25 against Medline Industries, alleging violations of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

According to the complaint, a supervisor "made repeated and continued sexual advances" toward Sharon during her emplyment with the company. A few months into their positions, Derek suffered a workplace injury. Medline Industries fired Derek and Sharon on the same day in December 2015.

The couple claims the company retaliated against them for the workplace injury. They seek lost income and benefits, plus damages for mental anguish and injury to their reputation in the community. 

They are represented by D. Jeffrey Ezra of Ezra & Associates in Collinsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-445

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