Physician alleges he was terminated by Corizon over false allegations of improper computer use

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 14, 2018

CHICAGO – A medical physician alleges he was wrongfully terminated from his position with a health care service provider for correctional facilities over unfounded allegations.

Leon S. Malachinski filed a complaint on Sept. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Corizon Inc. alleging breach of written and oral contracts.

According to the complaint, in late 2012 or early 2013, Malachinski entered into a written contract with Corizon and agreed to provide services at one or more of the correctional facilities selected by Corizon. The suit states he provided services at facilities in Arizona.

The suit states during the plaintiff's medical services to defendants, he was reported by an unknown individual of "engaging in improper use of a computer and other improper conduct," which the suit states was later determined to be unfounded. The suit states he was terminated over the allegations Sept. 19, 2017.

The plaintiff alleges that even though there was no basis or grounds for his termination, the defendant would not reverse its decision and would not re-hire him again. 

The plaintiff holds Corizon Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated him without good and just cause in violation of their contracts.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for damages of more than $50,000 for costs, legal fees incurred and for other relief deemed appropriate by the court. He is represented by Michael C. Goode in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-010142

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