ST. LOUIS – A Missouri woman alleges she was discriminated against by her former employer for exercising workers' compensation rights.
E.M. McCline filed a complaint on Feb. 4 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Mercer Health & Benefits LLC citing the Missouri's Workers' Compensation Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began working for the defendant in 2008 at its St. Louis office. The suit states travel and work conditions aggravated a pre-existing arm injury and she required surgery. She alleges when she returned to work in August 2018 after taking time off for the surgery, the defendant discriminated against her in the terms and conditions of her employment.
The suit states on Nov. 6, 2018, she was terminated from her employment.
The plaintiff holds Mercer Health & Benefits LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide her the requested ergonomic support.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and punitive damages, plus interests, costs of this action and any further relief that the court may deem proper and just. She is represented by Sonal Bhatia and Edward E.E. Keenan of Keenan & Bhatia LLC in Kansas City.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc00248