CHICAGO — A former store manager is suing Walgreens and district manager William Kennedy for more than $1 million, saying they wrongly fired her for pursuing her workers' compensation benefits.

Maria Secviar filed a complaint on Sept. 14 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging they retaliated against the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, between November 2010 and August 2014, she underwent harassing behavior, consequent depression and anxiety, retaliation for whistleblowing, and then suffered damages from being terminated, and she holds Kennedy and Walgreens responsible.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus punitive damages of $1 million, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Mitchell A. Kline of Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L9115

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