A plaintiff has come forward to file a wage and hour lawsuit against Disney Store USA, arguing that she deserves damages for unpaid overtime as well as minimum wages. The wage and hour lawsuit also alleges that the company engaged in retaliation when she came forward with concerns.
Wage and Hour Lawsuit Claims Unpaid Overtime
The wage and hour lawsuit argues that employees who worked more than 40 hours in a given workweek were not compensated the legal rate of one and a half times their regular pay, as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The wage and hour lawsuit also argues that the Disney Store is responsible for violating state minimum wage laws.
According to the wage and hour lawsuit, the plaintiff regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week, between 40 and 46 hours, but wasn’t compensated the one and a half times her regular rate while she was employed. She served as an Assistant Manager, performing similar duties to other Assistant Managers working for the Disney Company.
The wage and hour lawsuit also alleges that the plaintiff was responsible for working through her breaks.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff worked for Disney between January of 2015 and March of 2017.
The plaintiff is looking for overtime wages accumulated from the date of hire in addition to unpaid minimum wages. The wage and hour lawsuit says that Disney violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and state employment laws by failing to pay overtime wages and minimum wage.
Claims of Long Overdue Pay in Wage and Hour Lawsuit Against Disney
In September of 2016, the plaintiff raised her concerns to the company about not being paid minimum or overtime wages at the time in which she worked. The plaintiff alleges that after that point she faced retaliation – her supervisors began to harass her, allowed her to be harassed by co-workers and micromanaged her work.
Ultimately, she alleges she was discharged. She alleges that the discharge of her employment was also in retaliation for her raising concerns about wage and hour violations. The wage and hour lawsuit is looking for full compensation for the damages she sustained as a result of not being paid properly for her work under minimum wage and overtime wage legal protections.
Any employee who suspects they have been misclassified or otherwise denied legitimate overtime pay should talk with an attorney and determine eligibility for a wage and hour lawsuit. The attorneys at Bradley/Grombacher have a track record of investigating these claims seriously. If you are concerned about your rights as an employee, fill out the form on this page to learn more.
The Disney Wage and Hour Lawsuit is Wolz v. Disney, Case No. 1:17-cv-24697-RNS, filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Miami Division.
Note: Bradley/Grombacher is not representing the plaintiff in this lawsuit.