BELLEVILLE — A former O'Fallon medical group employee claims she was terminated from her employment for taking time off under the Family Medical Leave Act.
Connie Dailey filed a complaint Feb. 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against HSHS Medical Group, alleging violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, Dailey missed work due to a medical condition and requested FMLA leave. Dailey claims she was then discharged from her employment despite performing her job according to HSHS Medical Group's expectations.
She alleges she has sustained lost wages and fringe benefits, emotional distress, mental anguish and inconvenience.
The plaintiff alleges HSHS Medical Group subjected her to discrimination, harassment and a hostile work environment because of her disability. She also alleges she was terminated from her job for taking time off on FMLA leave.
Dailey seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $50,000, plus liquidated damages, court costs and all further just and proper relief. She is represented by attorneys Michael J. Brunston and Mary M. Stewart of Brunton Law Office PC in Collinsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 19-L-0093