ST. LOUIS — A construction supervisor is suing a distributor of natural-gas, citing alleged retaliation and wrongful termination.
Aaron Wedel filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against The Laclede Gas Co., alleging the defendant violated the Missouri public policy, which prohibits employees from being terminated for reporting conduct that violates Missouri law.
According to the complaint, Wedel alleges that on April 4, he was terminated from the defendant due to his alleged reports and complaints that Laclede Gas managers were violating Missouri law by speeding in company cars and creating unsafe conditions for people on Missouri roads.
As a result, Wedel claims he suffered lost wages, benefits, humiliation and loss of employment reputation.
The plaintiff holds The Laclede Gas Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly conspired and created a false reason to terminate the plaintiff to cover up and retaliate against him for his reports and complaints about company managers violating traffic and driver-safety laws.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages of at least $25,000, award of punitive damages, costs of action, attorneys' fees and other relief the court deems reasonable. He is represented by Brandy B. Barth of Newton Barth LLP in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11160