Man claims he was fired for filing worker’s compensation claim

A former employee of Feed Products and Service filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, claiming he was fired for seeking worker’s compensation benefits.

Plaintiff Thomas Seehausen filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Feed Products South, Inc., doing business as Feed Products and Service, Co., citing breach of contract, slander, disparate treatment and retaliatory discharge.

According to the lawsuit, Seehausen was a Feed Products and Service employee as a maintenance worker. Seehausen states that he was hired in October 2019 with a starting wage of $16 and over time was promoted to a wage of $22 per hour.

The lawsuit states that on Nov. 15, 2022, Seehausen gave notice to the defendant that he had developed carpal tunnel injuries on the job and that he would be claiming a worker’s compensation covered injury. Seehausen alleges that a week later on Nov. 22, the defendant informed him that he was being terminated from his position. Seehausen alleges he was fired in retaliation for filing for a claim for worker’s compensation benefit.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for lost income, benefits, emotional distress and damage to his reputation in excess of $50,000, plus court costs, interest and any other relief the court deems proper.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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