Former St. Anthony's doctor alleges disability discrimination following termination

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 28, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A doctor is suing an Alton health center, alleging he was terminated on unfair and discriminatory grounds.

Dr. John E. Lindsay filed a complaint March 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against OSF Healthcare System, doing business as St. Anthony's Health Center, and OSF Multi-Specialty Group alleging breach of contract and unlawful discrimination due to disability, 

The suit states Lindsay signed an agreement in which he promised to provide services at the defendant's St. Anthony's facility. Lindsay alleges he was given another agreement to sign Sept. 1, 2015, but it altered the terms of the first agreement. 

The suit states the plaintiff tried to renegotiate the terms but on Oct. 20, 2015, the COO of the hospital told Lindsay that he would have to agree to the terms if he were going to continue employment. 

Until Aug. 6, 2018, Lindsay alleges he performed the services he was contracted to and was compensated for those services. However, David Wells, vice president of OSF Multi-Specialty Group, allegedly terminated the agreement Aug. 6, 2018. Lindsay alleges Wells confronted him about three incidents that had taken place years prior and had not been brought to his attention before. 

The plaintiff, who claims he had told the defendants that he suffered from depression and anxiety disorders, was caused to suffer an anxious response due to being addressed and was terminated shortly after, despite not being in any breach of the agreement.

Lindsay seeks monetary compensation equal to or more than the amount he was owed, interest and all other relief deemed fit. He is represented by attorney Bryan J. Schrempf of Schrempf, Kelly & Napp Ltd. in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 19-L-378

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