Wentworth Rehabilitation accused of wrongly harassing, firing worker for filing workers comp claim

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 18, 2018

CHICAGO — An employee is suing Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc., a transitional care service provider, citing an alleged violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act, retaliatory discharge and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Khia Dunbar filed a complaint on Sept. 11 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging on Aug. 23, 2017, she was terminated by the defendant due to her disability and in exercising her employment rights. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant allegedly retaliated by harassing and terminating plaintiff when she filed a workers' compensation claim. The acts of retaliation were sufficiently pervasive so as to alter the conditions of plaintiff's employment and create an abusive working environment, according to the complaint.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an award of all witness fees, court costs and other litigation costs incurred in this action, including reasonable attorneys' fees plus compensatory, liquidated and punitive damages. She is represented by David B. Levin of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman P.C. in Northbrook.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2018L009835

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