CHICAGO — A printing press operator is suing his employer, Alwan Printing for alleged retaliatory discharge.
Eric Masalsky filed a complaint on Jan. 10 in Cook County Circuit Court against Alwan Printing Inc., alleging the printing company unlawfully terminated him after he received worker's compensation for hurting his arm while attempting to move a skid of paper in May 2018, and undergoing surgery.
Masalsky allegedly informed his supervisor that his physician had released him from all work, but that he was available for light duty. The supervisor allegedly replied that Masalsky's request for light duty could not be accommodated because of "liability reasons." Alwan terminated Masalsky in August 2018.
The plaintiff seeks more than $75,000, plus cost of suit. He is represented by Daniel Murphy and Justin Stoner of the Law Offices of Daniel E. Murphy in Chicago.
The Cook County Circuit Court Case No. is 2019L000340.