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Former SumnerOne employee alleges workers' comp claim was factor in termination


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 5, 2018

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ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis County man alleges that he was terminated in retaliation by his former employer in part because he filed a workers' compensation claim.

Ryan Shannon filed a complaint on Nov. 26 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against SumnerOne Inc., doing business as Datamax, alleging discrimination and retaliation.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff began his employment with the defendant in September 2013. The suit states he was injured in a work-related motor vehicle accident in September 2016 and filed a claim for workers' compensation benefits in November 2016.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant could not offer employment that accommodated his medical restrictions and he was terminated in January 2017.

The plaintiff holds SumnerOne Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodation, subjected him to adverse employment actions and retaliated against him by terminating his employment for exercising his rights.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $25,000 and all other relief that is just and proper. He is represented by Matthew T. Nagel of BiState Law Center in Chesterfield and Daniel J. Rhoads of The Rhoads Firm LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11700

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St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit CourtBiState Law CenterDatamax Services

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