A Madison County couple who worked together sued Medline Industries Inc. on June 25 for retaliation and wrongful termination.
Derek and Sharon Marshall filed the lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the warehouse operator alleging violations of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.
According to the complaint, a supervisor “made repeated and continued sexual advances” toward Sharon during her emplyment with the company. A few months into their positions, Derek suffered a workplace injury. Medline Industries fired Derek and Sharon on the same day in December 2015.
The couple claims the company retaliated against them for the workplace injury. They seek lost income and benefits, plus damages for mental anguish and injury to their reputation in the community.
This article was first published by Madison Record.