BELLEVILLE — A man claims B Auto Parts terminated his employment after he sought workers' compensation benefits.
John J. Singler filed a complaint on Nov. 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against B Auto Parts LLC, alleging violations of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 28, he suffered a workplace injury and promptly sought and received medical treatment. On July 15, B Auto Parts terminated his employment.
Singler claims he has suffered and will continue to suffer loss of income and benefits, emotional distress and embarrassment.
The plaintiff holds B Auto Parts responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated his employment in retaliation for exercising his rights under the Workers' Compensation Act.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages of more than $50,000, plus all further relief as the court may find necessary. He is represented by Keith Short and John Daugherty of Short & Daugherty PC in Alton.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-736