ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis custodial worker is suing a science center, citing alleged wrongful termination and retaliation.
Larry McMiller filed a complaint Oct. 2 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against St. Louis Science Center Foundation, doing business as St. Louis Science Center, alleging that the defendant terminated an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 30, he was terminated from employment with the defendant after having a work-related injury and returning to work with light duty restrictions as advised by doctors on numerous occasions. He claims he was also terminated for filing a workers' compensation claim. As a result, McMiller claims he suffered emotional anguish and lost wages and benefits.
The plaintiff holds the St. Louis Science Center responsible because the defendant allegedly disregarded the right of an employee to file a workers' compensation claim after a work-related injury and terminated the employee without any legal basis.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages in excess of $25,000, award of punitive damages of at least $100,000, along with costs of suit and any further relief the court deems just. He is represented by Vincent A. Banks III in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11441