Trucker claims work comp claim led to his termination


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A St. Clair County man has filed suit against his former employer, alleging he was terminated because he filed a workers' compensation claim.

Helmut Drake claims he sustained a work-related injury while working for Gordon Trucking on Sept. 1.

According to the complaint filed Oct. 2 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Drake's treating physician took him off work because of his injury.

When he was able to return to work on Sept. 18, Drake called Gordon Trucking with the intent to return only to discover that he was terminated, the suit states.

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