PITTSBURGH – A Scottdale man and sheriff's deputy alleges he was not compensated for training as part of his employment.
Jason Grecco filed a complaint on Dec. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Jonathan Held and Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department citing the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law and the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department as a deputy beginning in April 2008. He alleges that he was not compensated for hours spent training with his police dog and was retaliated against for reporting fraud and waste.
The plaintiff holds Held and Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff for working off the clock and any overtime wages.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, back pay, front pay, lost benefits, interest and court costs. He is represented by Susan N. Williams of Williams Law Offices in Greensburg.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01609-NBF