HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges his employer of 32 years retaliated against him after he complained about being forced to work during lunch breaks.
Brian Barber filed a complaint on March 24 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Brookfield Properties Management LLC citing alleged retaliation and unpaid wages.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours per work week but did not receive full overtime pay during his employment. He alleges he was also forced to work during his lunch break without pay and when he voiced his opinion about being forced to work during his break time, the company retaliated against him. The plaintiff holds Brookfield Properties Management LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime wages in full as well as retaliated against plaintiff, forcing plaintiff to work for 50 hours per week and provided a hostile environment for him.
The plaintiff seeks the following: a trial by jury, all damages, unpaid wages, back and front pay, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Ellen Sprovach and Gregg M. Rosenberg of Rosenberg & Sprovach in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00789