Joel Brakken Dec. 27, 2013, 10:20am

A woman is suing her former employer over allegations she was terminated because of her disability.

Marisa Greco filed a lawsuit Nov. 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against TJX Companies Inc., doing business as T.J. Maxx, citing a violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act Disability Discrimination.

According to the complaint, Greco was employed as a cashier by TJ Maxx from August 2004 until her Dec. 7, 2012 termination. She claims she was fired because she suffered from diabetes and symptoms related to diabetes, which resulted in severe mobility impairment.

She alleges she requested and was denied an accommodation that would have allowed her to sign in and record her work hours at her work station instead of being required to walk to the time clock, which was allegedly refused.

According to the suit, Greco was fired for violating the company's attendance policies because she did not follow the time clock procedures.

She is seeking actual damages in excess of $100,000, plus punitive damages and costs. She is being represented by attorneys David Hemenway and Kent D. Sinson.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L012377.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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