PHILADELPHIA – A Lancaster woman is suing her former employer over claims that she wasn't paid overtime.
Earlene McBride filed a complaint Jan. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against White Deer Run Inc., alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.
According to the claim, the plaintiff was employed for nine months at the time of her termination. The suit states that she began her position as a clinical supervisor in February 2015 and was not paid the appropriate overtime rate for hours worked over 40. The suit also says that the defendant would have its employees work from 60 to 100 hours per week and that it kept the team intentionally understaffed, which led to burn out. When the plaintiff complained of her overwhelming quantity of work, lack of proper pay and lack of duties in her skill level, she was allegedly terminated shortly afterwards.
McBride seeks damages for lost pay and benefits, reinstatement, legal fees and relief. She is represented by Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 5:16-cv-00237