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This action was instituted to address a policy by the corporation of paying employees for thirty-five of the forty hours they worked in a work week when the corporation had financial difficulties. These workers are seeking their unpaid wages for hours worked.
This action was instituted to address Harvard Protection’s failure to pay security guards proper overtime when they worked in excess of 40 hours per work week. Rather, guards received a single paycheck denoting the first forty hours as straight time and were compensated at two thirds their regular rate for the second forty hours, essentially compensating them with straight time for all hours worked.
- Court Approved Notice of Lawsuit and Consent to Sue to all Harvard Security Guards and Fire Safety Directors employed from February 8, 2007 to the present.
- Gambino Amended Complaint
- Court Order Granting Conditional Certification of Harvard Protection Security Guard and-or Fire Safety Director Collective Class
Plaintiff, by her attorneys VALLI KANE & VAGNINI LLP, brings this action for damages and other legal and equitable relief from the defendants’s violation of the laws prohibiting discrimination based on age, gender and in retaliation for complains about this discrimination, stating the following as Plaintiff’s claims against the News America Incorporated d/b/a New York Post (“Post”) and David Rentas (“Rentas”) (collectively “Defendants”)
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by 11 African-Americans, one Hispanic and one Asian-American employee.
“It’s business as usual. It’s a good old boy syndrome,” said employee Leroy White.
Among other things, the lawsuit cites a noose displayed in an employee’s car at the Southside Water Treatment Plant two years ago.
”Five days later he came with a bigger noose,” said employee Clement Bernard. “He stated it was because he thought I was wrong for making him take the noose out of his truck on city property.”
The city disciplined the employee with the noose and that employee later resigned.
“The City took corrective measures regarding these situations at the time the allegations were first reported. The City denies that it has engaged in any unlawful conduct,” he said.
The statement said a specific program was developed for the water department to avoid discrimination and a hostile work environment.
But the lawsuit claims discrimination still exists.
“These individuals have raised these complaints with the city of Dallas and with their employers for years,” attorney Jay Ellwanger said. “We’re asking that it stop. We’re asking that our clients be given damages.”
DALLAS – From racial slurs to a hangman’s noose, 13 Dallas employees say they’ve had enough. The group has filed a federal lawsuit, which they say outlines a culture of outright racism.
The plaintiffs filed their suit Wednesday. They include black, Hispanic and Asian workers of Dallas Water Utilities.
The employees claim they were threatened, verbally harassed and intimidated by racist graffiti written on bathroom walls. There was also an incident involving a hangman’s noose dangling from a city vehicle, according to the lawsuit.
A statement from the city of Dallas said officials deny the unlawful conduct.
The city said some of the allegations date back seven years and corrective measures were taken then. The statement also said the Department of Justice declined to file a lawsuit in the case.
Watch FOX 4 Matt Grubs’ video story to hear from both the employees and a city spokesman.