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Healthcare Employee Claims Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

A health information technician at a local hospital recovered $25,000 in compensatory damages as a result of sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace. In this case, the client was repeatedly harassed by a coworker’s abusive and offensive comments and behavior, thus creating a hostile work environment. The client brought the issue to the… Read More »

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Customer Service Manager at Cosmetic Company Recovered $15,000 in Unpaid Overtime Wages 

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A customer service manager at a local cosmetic company recovered $15,000 in unpaid overtime wages. In this case, the client was paid on salary and worked more than 40 hours per week, but did not receive any overtime compensation. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires non-exempt employees to be paid time and one half… Read More »

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Personal Banker Recovered $38,000 in Unpaid Overtime Wages and Retaliatory Termination  

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A personal banker at a local bank recovered $38,000 for unpaid overtime wages and retaliation damages. In this case, the client worked more than 40 hours in the workweek and the employer failed to compensate its personal banker(s) for their overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When the client raised… Read More »

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Customer Service Representative at Pool Service Business Recovered $14,000 in Unpaid Overtime Wages   

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A customer service representative at a local pool service business recovered $14,000 in unpaid overtime wages. In this case, the client worked an excess of forty (40) hours per week over the course of her employment. In an effort to cut labor costs, the employer not only shaved hours off of employees’ time cards,… Read More »

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Technical Designer Recovers $30,000 from Architectural Design Firm for Unlawful Termination under Pregnancy Discrimination Act

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A technical designer for a local architectural design firm recovered $30,000 as a result of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. In this case, the client let her supervisor know that she had become pregnant. Shortly thereafter, the employer started to unreasonably criticize her job performance. The client was called into several meetings and was… Read More »

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Stadium Concession Employee Recovered $11,500 in Unpaid Overtime Wages and Unpaid Regular Wages Stolen from Him by His Employer

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

In this case, the client discovered that his employer systemically manipulated his time cards to reflect less time than he worked. The client was subjected to wage-theft of around 700 hours of compensable time including regular and overtime hours worked. Wage theft is a common practice in the workplace that is often overlooked as… Read More »

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Office Manager at a Local Plumbing Business Recovered $12,000 for Unpaid Overtime Wages

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

In this case, the client worked an excess of forty (40) hours per week over the course of her employment. The client was not paid time and a half for her overtime hours. Rather, the employer only paid the client straight time for all hours worked. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most… Read More »

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Convenience Store Clerk Recovers $14,000 in Overtime

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A convenience store clerk who worked six days per week, 9 hours each shift, successfully recovered $14,000 in unpaid overtime. The owner of the convenience store paid the clerk only straight time for all hours worked. In addition, the owner paid the clerk in cash and claimed that there were no time records. Employers… Read More »

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Collections Manager Recovers $30,000 for Race Discrimination, Retaliation and Unpaid Overtime

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A collections manager for a major furniture retailer recovered $30,000 in damages for unlawful race discrimination and unpaid overtime. In this case, the client was represented by another attorney before he hired Robert S. Norell. The previous attorney helped the client by preparing and filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC. The EEOC… Read More »

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Warehouse Manager Recovers $13,000 in Unpaid Overtime

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A warehouse manager for a major food distributor recovered $13,000 in unpaid overtime. In this case, the client was a manager who really should have been exempt from overtime. The employer lost the exemption because, while it appeared that the client was paid a salary, in reality he really wasn’t. The employer paid the… Read More »

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