Theresa Troutman, a former customer service representative for Glass America in Allegheny County, Pa., has sued Glass America alleging she was not paid for overtime work. In particular, she alleges she often worked through her lunch break and was not compensated for it.
Troutman is a resident of Westmoreland County, Pa. Her attorney filed the lawsuit against Glass America Midwest, in the U.S. Western District Court of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh division. Boyd Group Income Fund is parent company to Glass America, Gerber Collision & Glass and Hansen Collision and Glass, among others.
“Plaintiff brings this action to recover monetary damages, liquidated damages, interest and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees as a result of defendant’s willful violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PWCL) and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law (PMWA). Plaintiff also brings this action all other appropriate reliefs pursuant to the Unjust Enrichment/Quantum Meruit,” Troutman’s attorney claims.
“[C]ommencing in approximately 2005 and ending in October 2013, plaintiff Theresa Troutman worked as an hourly customer service representative for Glass America Midwest,” the attorney claims. “In the course of employment with defendant, plaintiff regularly worked over 40 hours per week but was not paid overtime pay for hours over 40. Defendant’s practice and policy for the past three years has been to willfully fail to pay overtime compensation to CSRs in violation of FLSA, PWCL and PMWA.”
Troutman’s attorney alleges she “regularly worked through her lunch period and was not able to be completely removed from her duties to eat a meal during her working hours” and “defendants nonetheless deducted the untaken lunch period from plaintiff’s wages.”
“Defendants did not maintain any policy or practice to ensure or enable plaintiff to capture and be compensated for work performed when her lunch was missed or interrupted,” the attorney alleges.
Her attorney has asked for “an order requiring defendants to turn over to plaintiff, at their own expense, a detailed investigative accounting for the number of overtime hours worked by plaintiff.”
Troutman has asked for a jury trial.
Glass America had not filed a response with the court system at press time.
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