PHILADELPHIA — A home health aide has filed a class action lawsuit against Golden Age Home Care Inc., a home care provider, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of workers compensation acts for failing to pay adequate wages.

Modestine Smith Thorpe of Philadelphia filed a complaint on behalf of all persons similarly situated on March 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that her employer, headquartered in Feasterville, failed to adequately compensate the plaintiff for her work.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked for more than 40 hours but was not paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Golden Age responsible because it allegedly failed to pay minimum wages to the plaintiff nor did it compensate her for time or travel costs between work sites.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks back pay damages, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime compensation, unpaid travel time, interest, liquidated damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Shanon J. Carson, Sarah R. Schalman-Bergen and Camille Fundora of Berger & Montague P.C. in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-01187-GEKP

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