PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing a Philadelphia company, alleging she was never paid overtime compensation and was wrongfully terminated for attempting to alleviate the problem.
Dominique Trotman of Philadelphia filed a lawsuit March 3 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Parkway Corporation, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment Collection Law.
According to the complaint, Trotman was hired by Parkway Corporation in May 2014 as a customer service and accounts receivable ambassador. The suit says the plaintiff often worked through her lunch break with the knowledge of her managers but in October 2015, she realized she was not being paid overtime.
The plaintiff alleges she reported the missing work hours to her supervisor, who acknowledged the mistake. Upon her request for documentation of the overtime hours, the lawsuit states, Parkway management told Trotman she was no longer allowed to work through her lunches.
After complaining to the management again, the plaintiff says was fired Nov. 9, 2015.
Trotman seeks compensation for all pay and benefits she would have received had she not been terminated, actual damages, punitive damages, liquidated damages, costs, attorney fees and a trial by jury. She is represented by attorney Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01018-ER