Admissions Counselor for Private University recovered over $25,000 for retaliation claim.
Admissions counselor was paid on based on a fluctuating work week, which resulted in her getting paid less the more hours that she worked. The fluctuating work week method of pay results in a worker receiving 1/2 time pay instead of full time and a half. She didn’t understand the way she was getting paid because she believed she was entitled to full time and a half. She complained about the manner in which she was paid, and shortly thereafter, the university retaliated against her by placing her on a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) and eventually terminated her employment. Robert S. Norell, P.A. successfully negotiated a settlement with the university that compensated the terminated admissions counselor for her lost wages and reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.