Whitney Brakken Jan. 2, 2014, 9:15am

An Elgin man is suing his former employer over allegations he was terminated for exercising rights under the Workers' Compensation Act.

George Rosch filed a lawsuit Aug. 13 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Illinois Bell Telephone Co., doing business as AT&T Illinois, citing disability discrimination and retaliatory discharge.

According to the complaint, Rosch was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone beginning in January 2001. After becoming injured, he asserted his rights under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and received the proceeds of his settlement on Aug. 27, 2011, the suit states.

Rosch claims he was terminated on Sept. 27, 2011 for pretextual reasons, as well as because of his disabilities.

Heis seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented by attorneys Eugene K. Hollander, Paul W. Ryan and Bradley J. Smith of The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L009079.

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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