PHILADELPHIA – A Boothwyn business is alleged to have terminated a Chester woman after she questioned a discrepancy in her paycheck.
Victoria Archer filed a complaint on Dec. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Lisette Home Care Services alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant as a staffing coordinator in April 2016. She alleges she picked up additional "on call" days beginning in November and was to be paid $25 per each day she was on call.
She alleges in December, she noticed she was not being paid for the additional days and met with the defendant's owner and human relations specialist. The suit states she met with the defendant's employees on Dec. 20, 2016, to complain of the discrepancy in pay and was terminated the same day.
The plaintiff holds Lisette Home Care Services responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated her in retaliation for requesting she be paid what she is owed.
The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages, court costs, interest, delay damages and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Graham Baird of Law Offices of Eric A. Shore PC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-05536-PBT