Home healthcare worker sues for 1,000 hours in overtime wages
TYLER - A home health caregiver has filed a lawsuit against her employer that claims she is owed overtime wages for at least 1,000 hours.
Susan Herman filed suit against Edith McCoy, individually and Caridad Corp., doing business as Visiting Angels on May 22 in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.
Herman was hired by Visiting Angels in 2009 as a home health caregiver. She was paid at an hourly wage and worked more than 40 hours a week.
According to the lawsuit, Herman was improperly classified as a contractor. Herman claims she is owed overtime wages for at least 1,000 hours.
The plaintiff is asking the court for an award of actual damages, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, court courts, and interest.
Herman is represented by Gregory J. Wright of Law Office of Gregory J. Wright in Longview.
A jury trial is requested.
U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case.
Case No. 6:12-cv-00342