Employee Allegedly Fired for “Stealing Money” by Working Two Positions
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Employee Files Lawsuit against Alysia Home Health Agency for Wage Violations
LaToya started at Alysia Home Health Agency as a caregiver and then moved into the position of consumer monitor. In February 2016, LaToya ended up working both caregiver and consumer monitor positions. She worked 70-hour workweeks for a year to keep up with the responsibilities for both jobs.
Traditionally, the caregiver position earned $10/hour while the consumer monitor position received $35,000/year. During the year that she worked both positions, LaToya’s wages were not adjusted to reflect her work or hours. She never received overtime wages for the 30 extra hours that she worked every week. LaToya shared how she spoke with administrator about her wages, but nothing was resolved.
One day in June, a supervisor pulled LaToya aside and told her that she was allegedly “stealing money” by working two positions within the company. He told her to pick one position. LaToya chose the consumer monitor job. The next day, LaToya was fired for “stealing money” and working two positions.The next day, LaToya was fired for “stealing money” and working two positions.
LaToya suspects that her termination was prompted by the fact that she requested that she be appropriately compensated for her hours. As a client of KM&A, LaToya fights for her rightful wages and employee rights under the law. KM&A challenges employers who try to take advantage of hardworking employees like LaToya.
Full text of this complaint, as filed with the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 2:17-cv-01577-RCM
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