Part-time Police Officer Fired for Carrying Out Responsibilities and Not Paid Overtime Wages.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Employee Files Lawsuit against Centerville Borough and Jeffrey Barone for Unpaid Wages
Ryan started with Centerville Borough as police officer in March 2018. Although he was considered part time, he shared that he usually worked full time hours. He was also on call all the time because he only worked this job. Ryan responded quickly to any calls that came through.
Two months later, in May, Ryan pulled over a vehicle that was in violation of the law. He recognized that the four occupants where underage and in possession of alcohol. One of the minors was a relative to a council member of the borough. Ryan assessed the situation, believed that none of the minors had consumed any alcohol, and told them to pour out the alcohol. He then let them go.
A few days later, Ryan was told that he was going to be terminated because he pulled over a car with a council member’s relative in the car. He was terminated by letter. Ryan called his boss and asked for the reason for termination and demanded a hearing. According to Ryan, he was told “you don’t get one.”
Finally, Ryan recalled that he was often forced to work off the clock in his position so that his employer wouldn’t have to pay him for his time. He believes Centerville Borough owes him overtime wages. Ryan also suspects that he was wrongfully terminated for carrying out his responsibilities as a police officer.
As a client of KM&A, Ryan seeks his employee rights. KM&A challenges employers who fail to uphold the law, wrongfully terminating and not paying overtime pay. No employee should suffer this type of treatment.
Full text of this complaint, as filed with the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 2:18-cv-01197-DSC
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