ST. LOUIS — A seasonal employee is suing an experiential education nonprofit company, citing alleged refusal to hire as retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim.
Chelsey Carter of St. Louis filed a complaint on May 26 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Global Youth Leadership Institute Inc., alleging that the defendant discriminated against the plaintiff because she made a workers' compensation claim.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2016, she injured her knee while performing her work obligations and filed for a workers' compensation benefits. However, after receiving benefits, the plaintiff claims she was treated differently and refused to be hired again due to her alleged injury. As a result, Carter claims she suffered emotional distress and lost wages.
The plaintiff holds Global Youth Leadership Institute responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to allow the plaintiff to apply for a position she knows she is capable of, discriminated against plaintiff due to her injury and made a false statement in an attempt to deny the plaintiff of the position because the plaintiff expressed her right for workers' compensation benefits.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for an amount greater than $74,999 for compensatory, punitive, attorneys' fees, costs and for such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by James R. Wyrsch of Khazaeli Wyrsch LLC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court Case number 1722-CC01419