ST. LOUIS – A former employee of a St. Louis business alleges his disability was a factor in his termination.
Ayton Wolfehart filed a complaint on Nov. 15 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Precoat Metals citing the Missouri Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff sustained a head injury while playing basketball in June 2016 and returned to work for the defendant in September 2017. He alleges he requested training so he could properly perform his work and that the training was insufficient. He also alleges the defendant refused to accept off-work slips from his nurse practitioner.
The suit states that on Oct. 24, 2017, he was terminated from his employment.
The plaintiff holds Precoat Metals responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected him to adverse employment actions and terminated his employment because of his disability.
The plaintiff seeks actual damages in an amount of $250,000, with attorney's fees and costs. He is represented by John H. Leskera of Leskera Law Firm in Collinsville, Illinois.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11660