Streets Department worker sues for lost wages

By Jon Campisi | Jun 30, 2011

A Philadelphia Streets Department worker is suing his employer for lost wages related to an employment suspension that was later determined to be unwarranted.

Philadelphia attorney Wayne Wynn, of the firm Freedman and Lorry, P.C., filed the civil complaint June 28 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Philadelphia resident Gregory Bingham.

According to the complaint, Bingham was suspended without pay from his Streets Department job in July 2010 for an alleged altercation with a store owner that happened in March of that year.

Bingham appealed the suspension to the Philadelphia Civil Service Commission, which, on Nov. 26, 2010, determined that the Streets Department did not have just cause to suspend the plaintiff.

The hearing officers demanded that the employer pay Bingham his lost wages related to his 15-day unwarranted suspension, the suit states. Despite the ruling, the plaintiff has yet to see any of his back pay.

The lawsuit seeks to force the Streets Department to comply with the Civil Service Commission ruling and award Bingham his lost wages, the suit states.

The case number is 110602673.

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