HOUSTON – A personal care service provider alleges she was terminated after inquiring about unpaid overtime wages.
Rachel Thomas filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Civempco-Oyster Creek Manor LLC alleging that the former employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she regularly worked more than 40 hours per week for defendant as a care provider but was not paid overtime wages for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek. She alleges she was terminated in August 2017 when she inquired about the unpaid overtime pay.
The plaintiff holds Civempco-Oyster Creek Manor LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated her in retaliation for asking about unpaid overtime and failed to pay her overtime wages.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees and all other relief permitted by law. She is represented by Shelly M. Davis-Smith in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-03089