ST. LOUIS — A laborer is suing a St. Louis concrete construction company, citing alleged wrongful termination.

Adrian V. House filed a complaint Aug. 18 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co. Inc., alleging the defendant violated the workers' compensation laws.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 12, 2016, he was terminated from his employment by the defendant due to alleged tardiness. The plaintiff claims he was subjected to unfair treatment for continuing hard labor despite injuries sustained, his accident injury reports were ignored and his workers' compensation claims were not granted. As a result, House claims he suffered lost wages, benefits of employment, emotional distress and humiliation. 

The plaintiff holds Vee-Jay Cement Contracting responsible because the defendant allegedly attempted to dissuade plaintiff from pursuing medical treatment for a work-related injury, failed to adhere to plaintiff's work restrictions and terminated plaintiff for exercising his rights.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount over $25,000, including compensatory damages, punitive damages, costs and expenses of litigation, pre-judgment interest and other relief as the court deems proper. He is represented by Sarah N. Swatosh of The Law Office of Sarah N. Swatoshi LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11048

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