Former Community Action employee files lawsuit

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By Stephen Lega

Clarence Sickles filed a civil complaint against his former employer, Central Kentucky Community Action, on Jan. 29 in Marion Circuit Court.
According to that complaint, Sickles of 224 E. Chandler Street in Lebanon suffered a “significant injury” while working and that injury has limited his ability to work and perform major life activities.
Sickles sought workers compensation, and according to the complaint, Community Action terminated him in retaliation. The complaint also reads that Community Action perceived Sickles as disabled following his injury and “wrongfully terminated Sickles’ employment for being disabled.”
He is seeking compensatory damages including past and future lost wages, emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment, and punitive damages, attorney fees, costs and expenses.
A complaint only gives the plaintiff’s side of a case, and no answer has yet been filed in this case.